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Eagles Agree To Terms With Jeff Garcia

The Eagles have anounced that they've agreed to terms on a one-year deal with quarterback Jeff Garcia.

The Eagles quarterback depth became an issue when Donovan McNabb suffered a fractured rib in the opening day win against the Carolina Panthers. If McNabb is unable to play, Kevin Kolb is the only other quarterback on the roster eligible to play against the Saints.

Garcia was with the Eagles in 2006 when he led the team to a late-season rally into the playoffs after McNabb was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL. Garcia spent the 2009 training camp with the Oakland Raiders but was released during the final roster cutdown.

UPDATE: Head coach Andy Reid addressed the signing of Garcia on his weekly radio show.

"We did go with Jeff Garcia," Reid said . "It was either with Jeff or A.J. (Feeley). A.J. ended up going to Carolina and signed with them, that's a long-term deal for him. Jeff's going to come on board with us for who knows how long here.

"We're lucky that Jeff was available. Someone who knows the offense, has been very, very successful in the offense, and can come in and also be a positive influence for Kevin Kolb and everyone else in the locker room."

Reid said that McNabb will still prepare as if he is going to play on Sunday against the Saints, but the team still has to prepare for the possibility of McNabb being out.

"It's a unique situation because Michael (Vick) is suspended for a week and Donovan's banged up. So we don't know how long Donovan's going to be and at the same time we need a second quarterback in there if needed this weekend."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:29 p.m., September 14

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