CSN Philly's Reuben Frank reports the Eagles have agreed to contract terms with former-Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez pending a physical. While the Eagles plan to bring Martinez in to make the team, it won't be at quarterback. Martinez will workout as a wide receiver and/or a defensive back.
The deal is pending a physical and, while the Eagles anticipate Martinez will pass the physical, it is not a guarantee. Martinez only played in four games for the Cornhuskers in 2013 due to a plantar plate tear of the second metatarsal phalangeal joint according to Dr. Mark Quist of Carolina Foot and Ankle.
Martinez, 23, rushed for 1,019 yards on just 195 carries and 10 touchdowns as a quarterback in 14 games in 2012. He ended up rushing for 2,975 yards and 31 touchdowns in just over three seasons as the Nebraska starting quarterback. Martinez caught just one pass in his collegiate career and that came in his rookie season back in 2010.
Despite coming off a foot injury, Martinez ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at his pro day at Nebraska in March. If he can pass his physical, Martinez could provide Chip Kelly with an interesting, and certainly versatile, weapon.
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