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Matt Barkley Trade Rumors: Eagles quarterback available for late round pick

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It sounds like the third-year quarterback could be on the trade block.

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According to ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, it sounds like Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley is on the trade block. Here's what he had to say:

"Eagles working out QBs - such as Tebow - should never be connected to Bradford rumors. Matt Barkley can be had for late draft pick, though."

This shouldn't exactly come as a surprise. The Eagles reportedly placed Barkley on the trade block near final cuts prior to the 2014 NFL season. The Houston Texans were rumored to be one of the teams interested in Barkley before they traded for Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots. The Texans currently have three quarterbacks under contract: Mallett, Brian Hoyer, and Tom Savage.

The Eagles drafted Matt Barkley with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Barkley was the first quarterback ever drafted by Eagles coach Chip Kelly. The former USC passer has barely played in Philadelphia. He's attempted a total of 50 passes in four career appearances.

It's clear the team doesn't think too much of Barkley. He was kept inactive on game day unless injuries forced the Eagles to keep him active as the second string option. The Eagles declined to play Barkley during the team's meaningless Week 17 finale last year.

If Barkley isn't in the team's plans, the Eagles might as well try to recoup a late round pick while they can instead of just cutting him later on. On the other hand, there's no indication a team would necessarily be willing to give up a pick for Barkley.