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Eagles work out two free agent quarterbacks, per report

The Eagles aren't done evaluating their quarterback options.

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The Philadelphia Eagles worked out veteran free agent quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Thad Lewis on Tuesday, according to a report from Field Yates of ESPN.

This news is a little interesting because it comes shortly after the team claimed 23-year-old quarterback Stephen Morris off the NFL waiver wire on Sunday. Morris is currenly projected to be the team's third string quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford and top backup Mark Sanchez.

Perhaps the Eagles were just doing their homework on Johnson and Lewis should they need to be prepared to sign one of those players. The Eagles reportedly worked out Lewis at one point last season. The Eagles recently got to see Johnson up close in the Eagles-Jets preseason finale as he suited up for New York.

It's worth noting neither player is eligible for the practice squad. However, Morris is eligible for the practice squad, so it's possible the Eagles could stick him down there while the team signs a veteran to be their third quarterback on the active roster.

For now, it would seem too soon for the team to already move on from Morris. The Eagles are probably just kicking the tires on some veterans.

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