The Philadelphia Eagles today have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez after he passed a physical, according to reports from NFL.com and CBS sports.
The 27-year-old first-round draft pick of the New York Jets out of USC in 2009 has started 62 regular-season and six playoff games but injured his shoulder heading into last season and lost his job to rookie Geno Smith. He was released by the Jets this offseason.
Despite being plagued by poor accuracy (55.1 percent career completion percentage) and turnovers (69 career interceptions in 1,867 pass attempts), he owns a 33-29 record as a starter in the regular season and is 4-2 in the playoffs, having helped the Jets reach the AFC championship game two years in a row.
Sanchez joins starter Nick Foles and backup candidates Matt Barkley and GJ Kinne on the roster. Barkley succeeded Sanchez as the starter at USC in 2009.
Moreno joins Dolphins
MIAMI— Running back Knowshon Moreno has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Miami Dolphins, whose running game ranked 26th in the NFL last season.
Moreno, a five-year veteran, had his best season in 2013 when he rushed for 1,038 yards, caught 60 passes and scored 13 touchdowns playing with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas were the Dolphins’ primary ball carriers last season, and both remain on the roster.
Ravens’ Rice indicted on aggravated assault
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted on a charge he assaulted his fiancee in an elevator at casino.
Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Janay Palmer on Feb. 15 at the Revel Casino. But a grand jury indicted him Thursday on a more serious count of aggravated assault. It carries a three-to-five-year sentence.
Palmer also had been charged with simple assault. Prosecutors say that complaint was dismissed.