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02-28-2008, 04:39 PM
ebruary 28, 2008 | Last Updated: 2/28/08 11:12 AM ET | Comments (7)

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Defensive end Jevon Kearse, a prized free agent signing in 2004, was released by the Eagles on Thursday morning, the team said. Kearse recorded 7 ? sacks in each of his first two seasons with the team after his storied career with Tennessee, and then suffered a knee injury in the second game of the 2006 season. That injury ended his '06 campaign and slowed him during a struggling 2007 year.

A three-time Pro Bowl player, Kearse is now eligible to sign with any team in the NFL.

Kearse was the 16th overall selection of the Titans in 1999 and earned Rookie of the Year honors after setting an NFL rookie record with 14 1/2 sacks. He became the first rookie in league history to lead a conference in quarterback sacks.

His time in Philadelphia was not quite as successful, although Kearse's presence was a key for the Eagles during their Super Bowl run in 2004. He was a solid, durable contributor until suffering a knee injury against the Giants in Week 2 of the 2006 season. To that point, Kearse was off to his best start with the Eagles, recording 3 1/2 sacks.

But he wasn't the same player last year, and Kearse actually lost his starting job to Juqua Thomas midway through the season. Kearse ended the year with 25 total tackles and 3 1/2 sacks in 14 games, which included eight starts.

In 45 regular season games with the Eagles, Kearse had 133 total tackles and 22 sacks.

The Eagles have a clear need at defensive end as free agency begins. They have Pro Bowl right end Trent Cole and Thomas penciled in as the starters, with second-year man Victor Abiamiri pushing for a more expanded role. Former first-round draft pick Jerome McDougle, who has been injury-plagued his entire career, remains on the roster and will give it another go in training camp.

Head coach Andy Reid has made it clear that the Eagles want to improve their pass rush. They will have a chance in free agency and in the draft.

In unrelated news:
I heard on another forum that Isaac Bruce will be released by the Rams. They offered him a contract and he declined it.

02-28-2008, 04:56 PM

Dino 6 Rings
02-29-2008, 04:25 PM
You like Bell or did you buy the McFarlen toy and want to be able to put it back on your shelf? LMAO!


02-29-2008, 08:02 PM
LOL...it's only a matter of time, of course. Kearse would look great in the B&G for league vet minimum or whatever.


Rhee Rhee
03-01-2008, 01:45 AM
Kearse would look great in the B&G.

i personally think he would... especially if we signed him for suuuper cheap..

03-01-2008, 08:34 AM
You like Bell or did you buy the McFarlen toy and want to be able to put it back on your shelf? LMAO!



I love this time of year Dino.

With some, it doesn't matter..

1) How much money a particular player is going to cost. Who cares about that silly salary cap thing? Particulary when we are dishing out a mega contract to our QB and attempting to take care of our own.

2) What that particular players age happens to be. Age is only a number right?

3) What injuries that particular player has had in the past.

4) The reasons why that particular players past team cut him in the first place. We feel the Steelers are the only team who know when to cut a player right?

5) What other more important needs we need to address at the present time. Then again, who cares? If he's good, just sign him. It doesn't matter what position he plays or what other position we need to strengthen right now.

Just throw out a FA name and some are ready to sign him. It's actually funny to watch.