Eagles claim former Saints QB Ian Book off of waivers

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Well that’s interesting. The Philadelphia Eagles claimed former New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Ian Book from waivers on Wednesday, meaning he’ll back up Jalen Hurts and Gardner Minshew on their 53-man roster. Book, 24, was a fourth-round draft pick by New Orleans last year out of Notre Dame but was let go after struggling to improve over a tough rookie performance. Every other player waived by New Orleans cleared and is eligible to sign with the practice squad.

So that chapter is closed. Book will compete for the opportunity to hang on with Philadelphia, while the Saints keep focus on Jameis Winston as their starter. Veteran backup Andy Dalton has looked confident and comfortable in the No. 2 spot behind him over the summer. Taysom Hill is an option as an emergency QB, but look for the team to add another passer to their practice squad. They could bring back K.J. Costello, who joined them late in training camp, or former reserve Blake Bortles who has yet to find a new team upon being granted his release early this year.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire