Eagles looking at ex-Jets QB Mark Sanchez

Quarterback Michael Vick, left, and Mark Sanchez exchange greetings after a 2011 preseason game. The Jets signed Vick last week, and the Eagles may sign Sanchez to back up starter Nick Foles.

The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets could wind up swapping quarterbacks.

ESPN, NFL.com and CSNPhilly all reported Monday that the Eagles are interested in signing Mark Sanchez, just days after the Jets released him to make room for Michael Vick.

Before a deal could be made, however, Sanchez must show he's healthy. He underwent shoulder surgery in October and is still rehabbing, though he is expected to be ready when offseason practices begin.

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With Philadelphia, Sanchez would have to fight it out with fellow former University of Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley for the right to serve as Nick Foles' backup. Vick, who spent the last five seasons as an Eagle, will compete with Geno Smith for the Jets' starting job.

Sanchez, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, led the Jets to appearances in the AFC championship game in 2009 and 2010 but had fallen out of favor in recent years. He didn't play in 2013 after getting hurt in the preseason.

Sanchez, 27, completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 12,092 yards in 62 games for the Jets. He threw 68 touchdown passes as opposed to 69 interceptions. He also lost 20 fumbles.

Meanwhile, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman declined to discuss the status of wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the NFL Owner's Meetings in Orlando, Fla. on Monday. Jackson has been the subject of various trade rumors in recent weeks.

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