By Barbara Harrison

Eagles free agency has been explosive, and here’s a shocker to contemplate over your March 18:

“Sources with the Eagles say they are trying to trade Matt Barkley. If he is traded, I’m told there’s an “80% chance” they’ll sign Tim Tebow.”

That was the report from Dianna Marie Russini, a respected sports reporter at NBC4 in Washington, D. C..

The fact that the Eagles are trying to trade Barkley isn’t a surprise. It’s already been reported that he’s on the trade block. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen suggested the former USC quarterback is available for the mere cost of a late round pick.

The fact that the Eagles might have some interest in Tim Tebow isn’t exactly a surprise either considering the team worked him out on Monday. Tebow left Philly without a contract so clearly the Birds aren’t too desperate to sign him.

What is weird about this report is that the Eagles only plan to sign Tebow if they trade Barkley. If the Eagles really wanted Tebow, they could just sign him now and still trade Barkley. The offseason roster limit is set at 90 players and the Eagles don’t need to clear space for Tebow.

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