Roseman: Eagles won't franchise tag Nick Foles, allowing him to become free agent

The Philadelphia Eagles have decided not to put a franchise tag on backup quarterback Nick Foles, effectively allowing Foles to become a free agent.

Howie Roseman, the organization's executive vice president, says Foles deserves the opportunity to lead another team and that it felt it was the right thing to do.

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"The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room, that's why we play the game," Foles said previously.

NFL teams interested in Foles could offer as high as a third-round draft pick for him, according to reports.