Source: Eagles to sign QB G.J. Kinne

Source: Eagles to sign QB G.J. Kinne
February 28, 2013, 10:30 pm
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The Eagles will sign quarterback G.J. Kinne once he's formally released by San Antonio Talons of the Arena League, a league source has told CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank.

Kinne worked out for the Eagles on Thursday and later tweeted "I am officially a Philadelphia Eagle."

Kinne will become the second quarterback the Eagles have signed this offseason -- Dennis Dixon signed earlier this month -- and fifth on the roster (Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Trent Edwards).

Kinne played three seasons at Tulsa after transferring from Texas and became the only QB in school history to throw for more than 6,000 yards and run for more than 1,000. He signed with the Jets last year but was cut in June.

As a senior for the Hurricanes, the 6-foot-2, 234-pound Kinne completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 3,090 yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

According to Pro Football Weekly, he "has good feet and a quick-armed release" and "backyard athletic ability."

However, Kinne also has "functional arm strength" and "a low, three-quarters release." His passes "tend to come out with a loose wobble." While he "lacks the stature to ever thrive as a traditional, dropback pocket passer," Kinne "has enough arm, athletic ability and moxie to entrust in a pinch with a controlled, rhythm offense where he could make short to intermediate throws, sprint out and create." He also "has a gunslinger's mentality."