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Rumor Mill: Jackson A Backup QB Option?

With Mark Sanchez set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, the Eagles could look to another veteran to provide experience on the depth chart.

Per Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet, the Eagles "have discussed" 31-year-old Tarvaris Jackson, who has spent the past two seasons as a backup in Seattle.

A second-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Jackson has made 34 starts in his eight-year NFL career with the Vikings, two tenures in Seattle and Buffalo. The last time Jackson was a starter was in 2011 with the Seahawks. He has attempted just 14 passes in the past three seasons.

Jackson has completed 59.6 percent of his pass attempts for 7,226 yards with 39 touchdowns against 35 interceptions. Jackson boasts some mobility with 644 yards rushing and six touchdowns in his career.

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