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Chip Kelly on report of Foles' future: I control roster

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Nick Foles is out the next six to eight weeks with a cracked clavicle, giving Mark Sanchez a shot to reignite his career in Chip Kelly's quarterback-friendly system.

After Foles' injury, NJ.com reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the Eagles' plans, that the team was beginning to sour on the young signal-caller and "isn't sold that he's the guy going forward."

On Thursday, Kelly denied the report had any shred of credibility.

"I don't know where that stuff comes from," Kelly said, per PhillyMag.com. "I know this, I know I control the roster. And I think you guys can say first-hand, I don't talk to anybody. So whoever says they have a source in terms of what's gonna go on with roster maneuvers or people going up and people going down, they never talked to the right person because that comes from me, and that never was the case.

"I've got great faith in Nick, and I think he's a hell of a quarterback, and I think sometimes he gets banged too much, but I wish there was more people like Nick Foles in our lives."

With Sanchez on a one-year deal, there is a chance that, if he plays well, he could move on in the offseason and the Eagles could go back to Foles next season. Therefore, it's not a surprise for Kelly to back a player who is still on his roster, even if Foles' play hasn't been sparkling in 2014.

How the situation ultimately play outs will come to pass in the coming months. But Kelly made it clear that, in the end, he's the one that will be doing the deciding on the Eagles' future quarterbacks.

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