"We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia.
The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network.
Tebow and Sanchez were teammates on the Jets in 2012. Tebow's presence as a back-up created a quarterback controversy among fans and media that last ed throughout the season.
The Dolphins could decide to pick up Tannehill's fifth-year option and wait on an extension. The deadline for doing so is May 3. Doing that would cost the Dolphins $15 million for the 2016 season.
Previously, NFL.com reported that the Dolphins were hopeful that they could strike a long-term deal with Tannehill before Week 1 of the 2015 season.
In 2014, Tannehill threw for 4,045 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
The Titans own the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft and Rivers can become a free agent after the 2015 season, but the source said a trade involving Rivers was never discussed 'at all.'
Chargers coach Mike McCoy previously said that the team plans on having Rivers until he retires.
Johnson, 33, joined the Colts this offseason after 12 campaigns in Houston, where he recorded 1,012 receptions, 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns to become one of the NFL's elite receivers.
If Tebow makes the Eagles' roster, he'd receive just over $38,000 a week. If he is cut, the Eagles owe him nothing.
The quarterback is trying to make a return to the NFL after last playing in the league in 2012 with the Jets.
"No question in my mind," Jones said. "I think he keeps getting better. I actually had a visit with him ... and he said he's felt as good as he has felt in years, in terms of his off-season and how his body feels and the work that he's doing. The last couple of years he has been dealing with off-season surgeries and some uncomfortable things. But he said he thinks he's ready to have the best year he's ever had."
Stanton suffered a right knee injury toward the end of last season.
"He's very much in our plans," Pettine said.
Manziel will compete with Josh McCown and Connor Shaw for the starting quarterback role, which Pettine said has not been decided.
"We're looking forward to getting him out there," he said.
"When I left here, I was king of fat," he said.
When the 2014 season concluded, Bortles said he was around 250 pounds, but his work in the offseason has him down to 238 pounds.
Along with less wear and tear on his body, Bortles said he worked on his footwork to help alleviate stress on his arm.
"My arm kind of deteriorated at the end of the season," he said, per the Associated Press.
"I can tell there's something different with him," Haden said.
Manziel recently completed a stint in rehab and Haden sees a more motivated player and he believes Manziel can be a winner in the NFL.
"He has a second chance," Haden said. "He knows he needs to be in here."