The Falcons have signed president and chief executive officer Rich McKay to a five-year contract extension through June 2022, the team announced Tuesday.
“Rich has been so important to our businesses and Atlanta’s growth for many years,” said Steve Cannon, AMB Group, LLC, chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to extend his contract with the Falcons and AMB Sports & Entertainment.
He parlayed that into entering 2014 as the unquestioned No. 1 QB and got the Eagles off to a 6-2 start before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone. The following offseason saw him traded to the Rams, where he fizzled out in one year as a starter before being released last summer. He spent 2016 backing up Alex Smith with the Chiefs but appeared in only three games.
Now back in Philadelphia, Foles won’t face the pressure of being a starter but will help Eagles coach Doug Pederson — his quarterbacks coach the first time around — feel better about depth behind Wentz. It also means incumbent backup Chase Daniel likely is available via trade.
Foles can make up to $11 million during the deal, NFL Media reported, with $7 million of it guaranteed.
The Reds will acquire left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and Cheap Goalie Jerseys right-handed pitcher Carlos Portuondo from the Braves in exchange for Phillips.
Fox Sports reported Saturday the sides were close to a deal. The Reds on Sunday announced the transaction was official, tweeting a statement from general manager Dick Williams.