Philadelphia Eagles retain quarterback Nick Foles

By Steven Mitchell,

Philadelphia Eagles second year quarterback, Nick Foles, is staying put in Philadelphia. For now…

USA Today reported that Foles is not on the move to former Eagles head coach Andy Reid’s new team the Kansas City Chiefs. The topic was brought up to both Reid and Eagles general manager, Howie Roseman, during a press conference.

"He's not available,” Reid said, addressing a Philadelphia reporter's inquiry. “You just had Howie up here [on the podium], so I think you know that. I'm glad you asked the question. I miss that."

The man who could never get a great relationship with the Philadelphia media shared a laugh. He went on to say that the young quarterback is property of the Eagles.

"Listen, Nick is the property of the Philadelphia Eagles. I think they like him. … I drafted him along with Howie and Howie's still there. I know Howie likes him."

Eagles new head coach, Chip Kelly, is excited about Foles and wants to coach him, reported Philly.com.

"I want to coach Nick and I want to get a chance to spend time with him and see him," Kelly said. "I’ve said it before; I was a big fan of his – the way he plays the game, his toughness, his ability to throw the ball very accurate.

The restructuring of quarterback Michael Vick’s contract does not spell out starter. The spot for starting quarterback on the Philadelphia Eagles is still very much to be determined. At least that’s what the Eagles are saying.

“I can't tell you what the future is going to be and who it's going to be, Kelly said. “A lot of that has to do with who is on the practice field."



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