After trading Sam Bradford to the Vikings just a week before the season started, the Eagles still only have two quarterbacks on their roster. That didn’t prove costly in the season opener; Carson Wentz stayed healthy and played well. And, traditionally, NFL teams only dress two quarterbacks on game day, anyway, because if you lose those two, you’re ruined no matter what.
But the Eagles are likely still in the market for a third quarterback, to help run scout team drills against the defense during practices and to provide depth.
On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports, the Birds worked out five players, including quarterback Brad Sorensen.
#Eagles worked out QB Brad Sorensen along with WRs Aaron Dobson, DeAndrew White, Da'Ron Brown and Jordan Leslie yesterday.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 13, 2016
Sorensen, a seventh-round pick of the Chargers in 2013, played his college ball at Southern Utah. He spent the 2013 season with the Chargers, before being released in 2014. He then spent a few months with the Titans, before returning to San Diego, on and off, for the next year.
He signed with the Vikings on August 29, 2016, but was released when they traded for — you guessed it — Sam Bradford.
The Eagles also worked out four other players on Monday, as Caplan reported, all of whom were wide receivers.
Most notable among them was Aaron Dobson, a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2013. Dobson caught 37 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie, but struggled to stay relevant in the team’s offense and caught just 14 passes for 179 yards in the 2014 and 2015 seasons combined.
DeAndrew White went undrafted out of Alabama in 2015, spent last summer with the 49ers before being cut, and has yet to play a regular season snap.
Da'Ron Brown was a seventh round pick of the Chiefs, out of Northern Illinois, in 2015. He didn't make the 53-man roster, and has yet to play a regular season snap.
Jordan Leslie went undrafted out of BYU and UTEP in 2015, and has spent time with the Vikings, Jaguars, and Falcons. He has yet to play a regular season snap.