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  • Eagles release Trotter --LINK--

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true

    Eagles release veteran Trotter

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have released LB Jeremiah Trotter.
    "Jeremiah is one of my favorite guys," said head coach Andy Reid. "There's no question that this is the toughest part of this job. He and I met about this last 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. He developed himself into a Pro Bowl middle linebacker through a lot of hard work and desire. In my mind, he will always be a Philadelphia Eagle and I'm sure he feels the same way. I wish he and his family nothing but the best in the future."
    Philadelphia Eagles

    The 30-year-old Trotter was in his second stint in Philadelphia since being a third-round draft choice of the Eagles in 1998. With four Pro Bowl selections on his resume, Trotter became just the fourth linebacker in team history to earn that distinction, joining Chuck Bednarik (8), Maxie Baughan (5), and Bill Bergey (4). He averaged over 147 tackles per year since becoming a full-time starter in 1999, including a career-high 202 in 1999. In 88 regular season starts as an Eagle, Trotter totaled 940 tackles (10.7 per game).
    Trotter spent his first four seasons in Philadelphia and two in Washington before being released by the Redskins following the 2003 campaign. Without a contract offer, he somehow contacted Reid, who was on a fishing trip in a remote part of Utah where cell phone use was extremely limited. Trotter eventually signed a one-year contract at that time and parlayed it into a Pro Bowl season in 2004.
    Trotter has been very successful off the field as well, as he owns a real estate company, Jeremiah Trotter Inc., and The Wash Sense Group, car wash facilities in the Philadelphia area. In addition, he established his own personal foundation, the Jeremiah Trotter Foundation, which is committed to the awareness and elimination of diabetes through research and education.


    Originally Posted by scottyboy
    my lord...I cannot imagine such a world where I can mention Raymell Rice's thighs around a girl and not be the only one sexually aroused
    But for everyone reading this in Buffalo and Cleveland and everywhere else, take solace in the following: As crazy as it sounds, you're lucky. Your Mount Everest experience is still ahead of you. It's waiting, and it's glorious.- Bill Simmons

  • #2
    Definitely a shocker, I wish him all the best in the future. Shouldn't be long until another team gives him a chance.

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    • #3
      Shocked but not like he'll be out there long


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      • #4
        He might retire I heard. His knees are shot. Why else would the Eagles cut their star LBer when the team is well under the salary cap? Either way this good news for any fan of the Giants, Skins, or Cowboys. Trotter was a great player.

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        • #5
          He was an integral part in the Eagles road to Super Bowl 39. But, sadly, he fell off the map following that season.

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          • #6
            Maybe the bills take a chance on him

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            • #7
              The axe man just got axed
              Originally posted by nvot9
              I'm going to personally PM you when the Mets win the NL East and the Phillies don't even make the playoffs.

              Phillies 2007 NL East Champions & Back to Back MVP Award Winners.
              Indianapolis Colts 13-3
              Philadelphia Flyers 19-14-4 = 42 points
              Philadelphia 76ers 14-18
              Coach Bob Huggins 10-2

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              • #8
                Originally posted by njx9
                is he a solid leader on the field, or just a good player?
                More so an emotional leader from what I have seen. Plays his heart out and pumps up his team mates that play around him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 255979119 View Post
                  More so an emotional leader from what I have seen. Plays his heart out and pumps up his team mates that play around him.
                  Yeah we're really gonna miss his energy and passion on the field and in the locker room.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Go_Eagles77 View Post
                    Yeah we're really gonna miss his energy and passion on the field and in the locker room.
                    So, who is starting inside now? Gaither?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 255979119 View Post
                      So, who is starting inside now? Gaither?
                      Oh jeez I hope so.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jughead10 View Post
                        Oh jeez I hope so.
                        the article on espn said they will move spikes to the middle

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jughead10 View Post
                          Oh jeez I hope so.
                          Why? There is a reason Trotter was cut, Gaither has out-performed him. I thought Gaither was better since last year and that he should start but I didn't think they'd bench Trotter. At this point in their careers Gaither is the better player and he's only getting better where as Trotter is very rapidly getting worse.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by #1chiefs_fan View Post
                            the article on espn said they will move spikes to the middle
                            I don't know why'd they do that. Matt McCoy, the backup WLB is not near as good as Gaither, the backup MLB. Plus WLB is Spikes' best position, you want the 3 best players starting and I don't think that would be the case if Spikes gets moved inside.

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                            • #15
                              YAY!

                              There might be someone faster, someone younger, someone stronger (hard to believe this one)... but Trotter has been a beast on the field and his ability to always be in the action, his emotional leadership, and his passion for the game is something I have always respected as a Cowboys fan.

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