Report: Ex-Huskers QB Martinez fails physical with Eagles

Report: Ex-Huskers QB Martinez fails physical with Eagles
May 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Taylor Martinez missed the majority of his final season at Nebraska with a foot injury. And apparently it still hasn't healed.

According to a report, Martinez failed his physical with the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed the quarterback to a free-agent deal as an undrafted free agent after the completion of last weekend's NFL Draft.

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The details from HuskerOnline:

According to Martinez's father Casey, the Eagles flew his son to Philadelphia and evaluated his medical file from Nebraska and performed x-rays of their own on his injured foot and he did not pass the physical. 

"It's just another obstacle for Taylor that he will overcome as he has since high school," Casey Martinez said in a text message. 

Casey Martinez followed by saying his son will "seriously consider" getting surgery and push at returning after a full recovery.

"We can't believe it," Casey Martinez said. "The Eagles treated him great the brief time he was there. It's crushing. It was a perfect fit for him."

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Martinez played in four games with the Huskers last year, throwing for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 117 yards. He played the first three games of the year, including the season-defining loss to UCLA, before missing all but one of the Huskers' last 10. In four years as the Nebraska signal-caller, Martinez threw for 7,258 yards and ran for 2,975 yards.