Eagles Sign QB Jeff Garcia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeff Garcia is back with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles coach Andy Reid on Monday confirmed the team has signed
Garcia, a 10-year veteran who played for Philadelphia in 2006 and went 5-1 in six starts while McNabb was injured. The team needed a
backup quarterback in case McNabb, who suffered a broken rib in
Philadelphia's 38-10 win over Carolina in the season opener, is not able to play this week against the New Orleans Saints.

Third-year pro Kevin Kolb filled in for McNabb and will start this week if McNabb is out, Reid said.

Philadelphia's other quarterback, Michael Vick, is not eligible because he was suspended for the first two regular-season games as the last part of the NFL's penalty for his role in a dogfighting ring.