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QB Sanchez hosting Eagles workouts in San Diego


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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, expected to be a backup behind Sam Bradford this season, has invited some members of the team’s offense to San Diego for workouts.

When Sanchez was the starting quarterback for the New York Jets, he would host “Jet West” workouts in California with receivers and running backs before the start of training camp.

The Eagles’ training camp begins Aug. 1.

According to, quarterback Matt Barkley, quarterback/receiver G.J. Kinne, running back Ryan Mathews, running back Darren Sproles, receiver Jordan Matthews, receiver Quron Pratt, receiver Rasheed Bailey, receiver Seyi Ajirotutu and tight end Andrew Gleichert are expected to be in attendance.

Bradford, acquired in a trade for Nick Foles from the St. Louis Rams, is recovering from a second surgery in as many years to repair a torn knee ligament. He hasn’t played since October 2013 because of injuries and is entering the final year of his contract that will pay him $12.95 million this season.

Sanchez has said he was promised a chance to compete for the No. 1 job when he opted to return to the Eagles, signing a two-year deal as an unrestricted free agent in March. Sanchez started eight games last season, going 4-4.

Sanchez said recently he isn’t concerned about Tim Tebow being in camp, downplaying the former Heisman Trophy winner’s addition to the roster. The Eagles signed Tebow in April to a one-year contract, even though he hasn’t played in the NFL since being cut in 2013 by the New England Patriots.

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