PHILADELPHIA - Quarterback Jeff Blake, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this offseason, signed a one-year contract Friday to serve as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Blake will complete for a job behind veteran Donovan McNabb. Other quarterbacks on the Eagles' roster include Koy Detmer, Andy Hall and Phil Stambaugh.
"It's good to add a veteran quarterback to the mix," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "We're looking forward to bringing in Jeff for his experience and his quarterbacking ability he has displayed over the last 12 years."
Last season, the 33-year-old Blake completed nearly 57 percent of his passes for 2,247 yards with 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in his only campaign with Arizona. He also rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries but won just three of 13 starts.
Blake has thrown for 21,529 yards and 132 touchdowns with 95 interceptions in stints with the New York Jets, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Baltimore and Arizona.
Hmm.. I guess he's projected to be a third stringer, which is OK by me. Hell, he'll never see any playing time, outside of preseason. I don't forsee another injury season from hell coming out of Philadelphia anytime soon.
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Nice pickup....very serviceable as a backup, and spot starter when needed. Had a decent year in Arizona, despite having to use a broken down Emmitt Smith as a featured back most of the season, and throwing to 2 rookie wideouts. I personally think that he may have been a big contributor to why Boldin had such the year he did.
Well since Koy is such a good holder for field goals Blake has no shot to be more then a three unless McNabb gets hurt. This move is only an insurance policy and a poor one at that. I see the Eagle's keeping Koy at two Blake at three and keeping Hall on the practice squad.
What you just pointed out is both the best thing and worst thing about a season of upsets like this one; there's no certainty. We can guess, we can have teams we like, but we won't be sure until the final BCS standings before bowl selection.