Eagles Officially Sign QB G.J. Kinne

The Eagles added a fifth quarterback to their roster today, officially signing G.J. Kinne.

After playing his college ball at Tulsa, Kinne spent part of last offseason with the New York Jets before moving on to the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. He then joined the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League.

Kinne (6-2, 234) started his college career at the University of Texas before transferring to Tulsa, where he started for three seasons. As a senior, Kinne completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 3,073 yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also ran for 405 yards.

Kinne was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2010, throwing for 3,650 yards and 31 touchdowns, while also rushing for 561 yards and seven scores.

Eagles offensive quality control coach Press Taylor coached Kinne at Tulsa.

Kinne’s Dad was his high school coach in Texas. ESPN’s E:60 profiled him a couple years ago, telling the insane story of how Kinne’s Dad was shot and nearly killed by the father of another player while in the school’s fieldhouse.

Click here for the full video (hat tip to Adam Caplan for the link).

As for the Eagles, this is just another body to add to the mix for offseason workouts, as teams are allowed a 90-man roster. The team re-structured Michael Vick’s deal, and still has Nick Foles. The Eagles added Dennis Dixon earlier this offseason, and Trent Edwards is still on the roster as well.

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