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MCMAHON CLOSE TO SIGNING WITH EAGLES

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Jim McMahon is close to becoming a Philadelphia Eagle, his agent says.

The former Chargers quarterback and Bears' Super Bowl hero has "pretty much settled on money matters," agent Steve Zucker said Monday.And he said the outspoken McMahon was prepared to play second string to Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham.

"He'll make a great backup," Zucker said.

Zucker wouldn't say whether McMahon was taking a big cut in salary to join the Eagles and Coach Buddy Ryan, defensive coordinator on the Super Bowl champions of 1986.

"Money is not an issue," Zucker said. "Jim is pretty well set. He just considers this the best situation."

McMahon, 30, wants to come because he likes the Eagles' chances to win the Super Bowl, Zucker said.

"He wants to come to Philadelphia. He loves Buddy (Ryan). He knows other guys," Zucker said. "He wants that ring. He thinks the Eagles can get it together. That's the most important thing."