Eagles void deal with Taylor Martinez following failed physical

Eric Francis

Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez will not being joining the Eagles in any capacity.

The Eagles will likely need to look elsewhere for intriguing projects. Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, who is recovering from a foot injury, failed his physical with the team, according to HuskerOnline.com. Martinez's father told the website that the Eagles doctors took x-rays of his foot, which played a role in the failure of the test.

Martinez played quarterback for the Cornhuskers, but was expected to play a different, undefined role for Philadelphia. This recent development has Martinez considering surgery on his foot. His father told HuskerOnline.com that "The Eagles treated him great [for] the brief time he was there. It's crushing. It was a perfect fit for him."

Martinez is one of several college quarterbacks looking at an uphill battle to become a passer at the NFL level. Washington's Keith Price, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch and Clemson's Tajh Boyd have also faced skepticism regarding the quarterback position. Lynch has already been converted to a running back by the Bears, while Price is listed as a quarterback with the Seahawks and Boyd is consider passer by the Jets, who selected him in the sixth round.

The Eagles will now have an opportunity to add another player to the mix. The Eagles are set 90 players, but were clearly planning on cutting a player or two to make room for Martinez and potentially free agent Daryn Colledge.

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