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Report: Dolphins Chose To Sign Josh Freeman Over Trading For Matt Barkley

Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum chose to sign veteran QB Josh Freeman over trading for Eagles QB Matt Barkley.

  • Russini mentions that this situation involving the Dolphins was the reason why Tim Tebow wasn’t signed to a contract sooner.

Philadelphia has reportedly had Barkley on the trading block for months, but it appears as though they weren’t able to find anyone willing to part with the type of compensation they were looking for.

Previous reports have said that the Eagles were looking for just a late-round pick in return for Barkley.

The Eagles currently have five quarterbacks on their roster, and given that Tebow could contribute on special teams and possibly in two-point conversion situations, he could have a leg up on Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback job.

Barkley, 24, still has another two years remaining on his four-year, $2.739 million rookie contract. He’ll make reasonable base salaries of $592,50o and $685,000 over the remaining two years of the agreements.

Last year, Barkely appeared in one game and attempted one pass and ran for three yards.

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