The Philadelphia Eagles finally officially signed quarterback G.J. Kinne on Tuesday.
Kinne had announced via Twitter on Feb. 28 that he had signed with the team after a workout that day, but the Eagles did not confirm it until he was released from his contract with the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League on Tuesday.
Kinne became the fifth quarterback on the Eagles’ roster, joining Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Trent Edwards and Dennis Dixon.
Kinne’s father, Gary Joe, was a linebacker in Eagles’ training camp in 1990. G.J. Kinne played for new Eagles quality control coach Press Taylor at the Univesity of Tulsa, where he was a teammate of Eagles wide receiver Damaris Johnson.
Kinne, 6-foot-2 and 234 pounds, originally signed as a rookie free agent with the New York Jets in 2012 but was waived before the start of training camp and spent the entire season out of the NFL. He played with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL and the Talons.
Kinne transfered to Tulsa in 2008 after spending his freshman year at the University of Texas.
He played his high school football for Canton (Texas), where his father was head coach.
In April- 2005, Gary Joe Kinne was shot in the stomach by a disgruntled parent.
He eventually recovered and went to coach at several high schools and at Baylor University as an assistant coach.
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