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Mark Sanchez says Eagles signed Tim Tebow because Sam Bradford is still recovering from injury

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles' offseason workout schedule officially began earlier this week on Monday, April 20. These events, save for mandatory minicamp in mid-June, are held on a voluntary basis.

According to Howard Eskin, quarterback Sam Bradford has been there. But he still isn't fully healthy.

"Following up on Sam Bradford question about being ready. I hear he will only be in some passing limited drills for OTA's. Should [be] good [for training] camp."

Bradford is still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in August 2014. A year ago at this time, Bradford was entering the Rams' offseason workout program while recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in 2013. The veteran quarterback's health is an obvious concern moving forward.

According to fellow Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, Bradford's injury status contributed to why the Eagles signed Tim Tebow earlier this week.

The Eagles did give Tebow the veteran minimum contract so they can cut bait with him at any time they want. But with Matt Barkley seeming on the outs, it seems Tebow will still get a chance to compete for a roster spot.

As for Bradford, there hasn't really been an official timetable for his recovery. The only thing that's been said since he's arrived in Philadelphia is that he'll be ready for training camp.

If he's even on the roster at that point.