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Eagles Add Another QB, Bring in McGloin

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The Eagles signed former Oakland quarterback Matt McGloin Monday.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) – The Eagles will be one of the deepest teams in the NFL when it comes to the quarterback position after signing veteran Matt McGloin to a one-year deal on Monday.

McGloin, a Penn State product, spent the first four years of his NFL career in Oakland and started seven games for the Raiders, including one last season after Derek Carr went down with a broken fibula. McGloin was set to lead Oakland into the

McGloin was set to lead Oakland into the playoffs but suffered a shoulder injury during the second quarter of a Week 17 loss against Denver, meaning third-stringer Connor Cook had to finish out against the Broncos and a one-and-done postseason loss against Houston.

McGloin, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound Scranton native, will be the third-string signal caller in Philadelphia behind starter Carson Wentz and backup Nick Foles.

In 14 career games in Oakland, McGloin completed 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,868 yards with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. TheRaiderss, however, were just 1-6 in his seven career starts.

EAGLES HIRE LANCASTER

The Eagles also announced the hiring of Paul Lancaster Monday as the team’s director of player engagement.

Lancaster spent the last 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills and will serve as a mentor and resource for all Eagles players off the field. He will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and promoting high standards of professionalism to help ensure success during and beyond their years in the NFL. Additionally, Lancaster will facilitate player participation in league- and club-supported education and development initiatives.

He will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and promoting high standards of professionalism to help ensure success during and beyond their years in the NFL. Additionally, Lancaster will facilitate player participation in league- and club-supported education and development initiatives.

Prior to joining the Bills in 2001, Lancaster worked at Penn State and his alma mater, California University of Pennsylvania.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at jmcmullen44@gmail.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

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