Matt Nagy spent this morning in a No. 9 red jersey as a member of the Eagles' 80-man training camp roster.
Afterward, the former University of Delaware and Arena League quarterback talked about the opportunity of a lifetime.
By the afternoon practice, his opportunity had vanished.
"Matt Nagy's contract was disapproved by the NFL," the Eagles said in a statement, adding that they would not attempt to re-sign the quarterback. "The team will look in another direction at quarterback position."
The Eagles had no further comment and Nagy also declined comment.
Nagy, 31, had already been in camp as a coaching intern when the Eagles signed him after quarterback Kevin Kolb suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament during Monday morning's practice. Nagy, who had never been invited to an NFL camp, was hoping to see his first game action in the Eagles' preseason opener Thursday against the New England Patriots.
A league source said the Eagles did not follow the proper procedure for a contract on a player who had been in another league, but that could not be confirmed by the NFL office.
"The NFL reviews all contracts and it's not uncommon for them to be disapproved," said Michael Signora, director of media relations with the NFL. "The club has the right to resubmit a contract once it has been disapproved, but only the club can reveal why a contract was disapproved."