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Report: Andy Reid wants to trade for Nick Foles

Nick Foles, Andy Reid

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) walks past coach Andy Reid in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


The Eagles have renewed their vows with Mike Vick and added a backup with similar skills in Dennis Dixon. While that doesn’t mean Nick Foles is out of new coach Chip Kelly’s plans, the guy who drafted Foles in 2012 could be hoping that Foles will become available.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Chiefs coach Andy Reid is interested in acquiring Foles, if Foles is available.

No one is talking on the record, since to do so would amount to tampering. Actually, if the off-the-record talking is coming from the Chiefs, it also constitutes tampering. There’s just no way to prove it.

Earlier this week, Chip Kelly said that there will be an “open competition” between Vick and Foles, which will be determined “on the practice field.” Kelly also said he rules nothing out when it comes to potential trades.

Of all the directions in which Reid could go at quarterback with the Chiefs, Foles doesn’t seem like the best choice, at least not for the short term. The Foles talk could be nothing more than a smokescreen aimed at obscuring Reid’s actual plans.

Also, we can’t imagine Reid and the Eagles coming to terms on a trade given that each side will be overly concerned about the possibility of doing a bad deal, given the reputation Reid’s Eagles had for always getting the better end of any and all trades.