Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez moved one step closer to becoming a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, arriving Wednesday night in Philadelphia to wrap up a contract, according to a league source.
Before the deal is complete, the Eagles will examine Sanchez's surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Assuming his shoulder checks out, the two sides will move quickly toward a contract. Everything fell into place Monday, when ESPN Senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported that Sanchez would sign with the Eagles.
UPDATE: The Eagles have confirmed that Sanchez has signed a one-year contract.
Sanchez, who was released last Friday by the Jets, will become a backup to Eagles starter Nick Foles. Sanchez is said to be about 80 percent healthy, but he's making good progress and should be ready for late-spring practices.