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Old 08-21-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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By Len Pasquarelli
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Updated: August 21, 2007, 11:15 AM ET

Four-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter will be job-hunting in the coming days after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday.

A nine-year veteran, Trotter was informed of his status in a meeting with coach Andy Reid. The Eagles suggested that the now-unrestricted free agent consider retirement, but the 30-year-old's preference is to continue playing in the league. Trotter's release will become official when his name appears on the NFL's internal transactions wire this afternoon.


"Jeremiah is one of my favorite guys," Reid said in a statement Tuesday. "There's no question that this is the toughest part of this job. He and I met about this [Monday] night and it was very emotional for the both of us. Jeremiah and I have been together for many years and he's played a vital role in helping this team win a lot of football games."

The departure of Trotter continues a shakeup to Philadelphia's linebacker corps. It is now likely that two-time Pro Bowl player Takeo Spikes, acquired from the Buffalo Bills in a March trade, will take over the middle linebacker spot. Spikes has primarily worked at the weakside position in training camp.

Eagles officials have worked hard to create depth and competition in the linebacker corps, and have a number of young players the coaches want to work into the lineup.

This marks the second time the Eagles have essentially released Trotter. In the spring of 2002, Philadelphia designated him as a franchise player, and subsequently rescinded the tag, making him a free agent. Trotter then signed with Washington, where he played two seasons before being released after the 2003 campaign.

In 2004, Trotter contacted Reid, with whom he had parted on shaky terms, to see if he might rejoin the Eagles. He returned to the team that brought him into the league as a third-round pick in the 1998 draft and earned a Pro Bowl berth in his first year back.

A former Stephen F. Austin star, Trotter is one of just four linebackers in Eagles' history to earn four or more Pro Bowl invitations. He joins Hall of Fame member Chuck Bednarik, Maxie Baughan and Bill Bergey in that select group.

In 131 games with the Eagles (1998-2001, 2004-2006) and Redskins (2002-2003), Trotter has 1,184 tackles, 12? sacks and nine interceptions. He has notched 100 or more tackles in seven seasons, and 150-plus tackles five times, and had 202 stops in 1999.

Trotter has three years left on his contract, at base salaries of $2.635 million (2007), $2.72 million (2008) and $3.28 million (2009). His release was not a salary cap move, however, since the Eagles are comfortably under the $109 million ceiling.
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Default Re: Eagles Cut Jeremiah Trotter

Whoa... The Axeman got cut? ironic....
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I have to ask...Why? Is he actually getting beyond his prime
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I have to ask...Why? Is he actually getting beyond his prime
Apparently the Eagles believe so, they've recommended that he consider retirement.

My hunch is that they wanted to give Takeo Spikes his starting spot and Trotter didn't want to be a backup so they decided to part ways. Certainly wasn't a cap casualty.
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Not so much beyond his prime, but the injury issues that he has been threw over the past few years and they probably think he would be better off to retire before suffering a serious injury.

Eagles fans are probably freakin out right now.
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There will be plenty of teams with less depth in the LBer corps that will take a look at Trotter.

The Bengals could probably use some help with their run stuffing aswell as the Falcons and a couple of other 'likely suspects'
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Default Re: Eagles Cut Jeremiah Trotter

I live out here in Birdland.... Yeah fans are pretty stunned. So was I actually. Word was he was having a good training camp so far.

He may end up playing for another team. Who knows... He's had some injury problems in the last couple years too.
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Pull the trigger, Bengals, pull the trigger...
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this would be a nice backup/sub for farrior and foote. maybe he would take a little lower salary just to say he was a linebacker for the black and gold?
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this would be a nice backup/sub for farrior and foote. maybe he would take a little lower salary just to say he was a linebacker for the black and gold?
lol.

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