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Nick Foles might be coming back to the NFC East

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Yikes.

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A certain former Pro Bowl MVP might be headed back to the NFC East. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are among teams potentially interested in former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles if the Los Angeles Rams trade him.

Foles quickly fell out favor with the Rams after really struggling last season. He was arguably the worst quarterback in the NFL before being benched for Case Keenum. Foles has a $8.75 million cap number in 2016. Cutting Foles would create $8 million in dead money, but trading him could save the Rams $6.75 million.

The Eagles were also connected to Foles earlier this offseason due to Doug Pederson's affinity for the former Philadelphia quarterback. That report emerged before the Eagles re-signed Sam Bradford, however, and it doesn't seem like the Birds would have interest in giving up an asset for Foles and his contract.

Seeing Foles return to the NFC East in Washington or Dallas would be funny because many were once so convinced he was going to be Philadelphia's franchise QB of the future. Now he's nothing more than a backup at best. The Eagles might be have the opportunity to take advantage of his awfulness if he's forced into playing time for one of their rivals.