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Eagles sign QB Aaron Murray to practice squad, release Marcus Johnson

A third quarterback!

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The Eagles announced Tuesday they signed quarterback Aaron Murray to the practice squad, and released wide receiver Marcus Johnson from the practice squad.

Murray played his college ball at Georgia, and was drafted in the fifth round by the Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the first two years of his career with the Chiefs, where current Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was the offensive coordinator.

Murray was cut by the Chiefs on Sept. 2, and signed with the Cardinals' practice squad two days later, where he stayed for eight days.

The 25-year-old quarterback has never taken a regular season snap.

In four years of college ball at Georgia, Murray threw for 13,166 yards, 121 touchdowns, and 41 interceptions, completing 62.3 percent of his passes as a four-year starter.

Murray is likely at least marginally familiar with the Philadelphia area; he was previously engaged to Pottsville native and former KHSB (Kansas City news station) reporter Kacie McDonnell. McDonnell and Murray broke off their engagement in January of 2015, and McDonnell now works for NESN.

Marcus Johnson, a wide receiver out of Texas, went undrafted this spring, and spent the offseason with the Eagles before signing to their practice squad.

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