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Roseman: Eagles will add QB before minicamp

General manager Howie Roseman said that the Eagles will add another quarterback to their roster before minicamp starts on April 30.

Roseman: Eagles will add QB before minicamp

GM Howie Roseman and Andy Reid will be heading the ´war room´ during the upcoming NFL draft. (Michael S. Wirtz / Staff Photographer)
GM Howie Roseman and Andy Reid will be heading the 'war room' during the upcoming NFL draft. (Michael S. Wirtz / Staff Photographer)

General manager Howie Roseman said that the Eagles will add another quarterback to their roster before minicamp starts on April 30.

Roseman met with a roomful of reporters today to preview next week's draft for the Eagles. He was asked if the draft had any bearing on whether the team would consider bringing veteran Jeff Garcia back as the third quarterback behind starter Kevin Kolb and backup Michael Vick.

"Jeff's agents have some players on our team and obviously in those conversation his name has come up," Roseman said. "But we also think that there are some good opportunities to get a third quarterback, whether it's a young guy or other guys that are available. We'll look at all those options as we go forward here. We will obviously add a quarterback before our first minicamp."

The Eagles were entertaining offers for all of their quarterbacks a few weeks ago, trading Donovan McNabb to the Redskins a week ago. But there hasn't been much of a market for Vick, even though there are still teams in need of a starter and he has said that he wants to go back to being a starter.

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Birds' Eye View: Roseman: Eagles will add QB before minicamp

"We anticipate Michael Vick being here," Roseman said.

Asked if the Eagles would field offers for the quarterback, Roseman said, "We'll field offers for anything. We're open to any situation and any circumstance for multiple players on our team. You have to be open to that."

Roseman, who took a few dings a few weeks ago from Yahoo columnist Mike Silver and from an unnamed general manager about his negotiating tactics, was asked if the Eagles received the draft compensation they hoped to get in return for McNabb. The Eagles got Washington's No. 37 overall pick in this year's draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in next year's.

"We didn't really have expectations," Roseman said. "We just felt like we were going to sit and listen. ... As this process went along, I think this was a good result for all of us. I think it was a good result for the Washington Redskins. I think it was a good result for the Philadelphia Eagles." 

In other news, Max Jean-Gilles and the Eagles agreed to a one-year contract after the guard signed his tender today. Sav Rocca is the team's only remaining restricted free agent to have not inked his tender. The punter is in his native Australia, according to the team, and will sign the tender when he returns to Philadelphia.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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