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Mark Sanchez is back in the NFC East for a third time

Eagles will see their former backup QB twice this season.

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The Sanchize is back in the NFC East.

The Washington Redskins signed former Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Mark Sanchez on Monday, according to a report from NFL insider Field Yates.

Washington was in need of a quarterback due to the season-ending leg injuries suffered by starter Alex Smith. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Smith broke his tibia and his fibula during Washington’s loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Sanchez will be the backup to Colt McCoy, who is 7-18 in 25 career starts. McCoy and Sanchez are the only two quarterbacks on Washington’s 53-man roster and 10-player practice squad.

The learning curve will need to be quick for Sanchez since Washington plays the Cowboys in just a few days on Thanksgiving. If McCoy gets hurt, Sanchez will be forced into action.

The Eagles, who are mathematically “still alive” in the NFC East, will face Washington twice this year; once in Week 13 and then again in Week 17.

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