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  • Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

    I guess we made a good deal.

    We got a pick and B.Gibson and he is a free-agent if we want him back



    Cheers to Billy D --- now lets do something in free agency !!!!


    ....trying to be patient.....lol

  • #2
    Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

    FWIW, the players that the Rams let go since Spags/Devaney took over:

    Orlando Pace: Lasted 1 season in Chicago, cut
    Torry Holt: Lasted 1 season in Jacksonville, cut
    Richie Incognito: Lasted a partial season in Buffalo, not tendered
    Will Witherspoon: Lasted 1 season in Philadelphia, cut
    Chris Draft: Lasted partial season in Buffalo, not re-signed

    Maybe they actually know what they are doing... what a concept!

    (Note: by contrast, two players who were let go by the prior regime - Scott Shanle and Tony Hargrove - started for the Super Bowl Champs)

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    • #3
      Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

      Strange move, guess that means that weatherspoon wont be in the second round.

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      • #4
        Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

        Weird. Was he on the books for a lot of money? He played really well for the Eagles last year.

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        • #5
          Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

          Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
          FWIW, the players that the Rams let go since Spags/Devaney took over:

          Orlando Pace: Lasted 1 season in Chicago, cut
          Torry Holt: Lasted 1 season in Jacksonville, cut
          Richie Incognito: Lasted a partial season in Buffalo, not tendered
          Will Witherspoon: Lasted 1 season in Philadelphia, cut
          Chris Draft: Lasted partial season in Buffalo, not re-signed

          Maybe they actually know what they are doing... what a concept!

          (Note: by contrast, two players who were let go by the prior regime - Scott Shanle and Tony Hargrove - started for the Super Bowl Champs)
          That IS interesting, Av. Another one that the previous regime let get away was Ryan Pickett, while keeping Jimmy Kennedy. I never did figure that one out.

          So, what do you guys think? Should we be making a run at Will Witherspoon again? Does he still have it?

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          • #6
            Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

            Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
            FWIW, the players that the Rams let go since Spags/Devaney took over:

            Orlando Pace: Lasted 1 season in Chicago, cut
            Torry Holt: Lasted 1 season in Jacksonville, cut
            Richie Incognito: Lasted a partial season in Buffalo, not tendered
            Will Witherspoon: Lasted 1 season in Philadelphia, cut
            Chris Draft: Lasted partial season in Buffalo, not re-signed

            Maybe they actually know what they are doing... what a concept!

            (Note: by contrast, two players who were let go by the prior regime - Scott Shanle and Tony Hargrove - started for the Super Bowl Champs)
            Don't forget another player the last regime let go was Madison Hedgecock who won a SB with the Giants 2 years ago.

            Do you think the Rams will bring Witherspoon back?

            Go Rams!

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            • #7
              Eagles Release Will Witherspoon!

              According to their official website, the Eagles have released Will Witherspoon!
              That's intresting! haha

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              • #8
                Re: Eagles Release Will Witherspoon!

                Quoting Howard Balzer on Twitter...

                The Eagles did not release LB Will Witherspoon today, but it is still expected to happen within the next few days.
                about 1 hours ago via web
                Guess we did okay in that trade after all?

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                • #9
                  Re: Eagles Release Will Witherspoon!

                  Wow I am surprise I thought he did a good job for them.
                  :ramlogo:

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                  • #10
                    Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

                    This does surprise me indeed, every tiem i saw him play he was makign things happen out there for them.

                    I would hope that some of the goofs on here that jump on the "OMG Rams are Stoopid" train every time they THINK a bad move was made, would finally chill. There have actually been very few moves the Rams have done since Despags has come that turned out to go ill for them. Some questionable coaching decisions but I don't think none were awful, just conservative.

                    Maybe just maybe there is a reason we don't coach and scout players and Spags and co. do?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Eagles just release Wil Witherspoon

                      Lewis was released (not resigned?) in Carolina also.

                      This was a VERY interesting portion of the Eagles article I read:

                      "Gibson had 34 receptions for 348 yards and a touchdown in eight games with the Rams. Over the last eight weeks of the season, no rookie had more receptions than Gibson. Michael Crabtree also had 34, and Jeremy Maclin had 30."

                      But remember, the Rams have done NOTHING to improve this team in the last two years.

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                      • itsguud
                        Will Witherspoon traded to Eagles
                        by itsguud
                        Breaking news Rams get the shaft on deal that sends WW to the Eagles for nobody and a nothing draft pick... but that's just my take. Here is the Rotoworld post.



                        GARBAGE!...
                        -10-20-2009, 02:21 PM
                      • Nick
                        The Witherspoon-at-MLB experiment has seemingly ended in Philly already
                        by Nick
                        From the Inquirer's Eagles Blog......
                        -11-20-2009, 06:45 AM
                      • Ramblin` Ram
                        Devaney & Spoon speak about the Trade..
                        by Ramblin` Ram
                        from NFL.com

                        The Philadelphia Eagles addressed their need for linebacker depth Tuesday by acquiring Will Witherspoon from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for rookie wide receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 fifth-round draft pick.


                        While appearing on "The Fast Lane" on 101 ESPN in St. Louis, Rams executive vice president/player personnel Billy Devaney said the Eagles first called about Witherspoon late last week. However, the sides didn't strike an agreement until about 30 minutes before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, according to Devaney, because the Rams initially were hesitant to trade Witherspoon and insisted on a player and a draft pick in the deal.

                        "Everything is based on what's best for the St. Louis Rams," Devaney said. "We hate to lose Will Witherspoon -- football player and the person -- he's a credit to any organization, on and off the field. But at the end of the day when we looked at what we were getting in return, we thought, again, this is what's best for the Rams, and we made the decision to go forward."

                        Witherspoon also appeared on the radio show and shared his view of the trade.

                        "It was a surprise, but it's understandable," Witherspoon said. "It's a game, but it's a business, too. It's not just a game of your ideals, it's a game about what's better for the whole. I think that both teams came to an agreement that was beneficial situation for the two of them. For me, it's the (opportunity) to go perform again, at a high level with another team."

                        Witherspoon, an eight-year NFL veteran who spent his first four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, was the Rams' starter on the weakside and has 33 tackles and one forced fumble this season. He has recorded more than 100 tackles in a season three times in his career (2004, 2006, 2007) and has missed just two games because of injury.



                        Gibson, a sixth-round draft pick in April, didn't have a catch this season for the Eagles.

                        The Eagles were seeking linebacker help in light of Omar Gaither's foot injury, which he suffered during Sunday’s 13-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Gaither started the first three games of the season in the middle before being replaced by veteran Jeremiah Trotter, who signed with the Eagles during their bye week. However, Trotter has received mixed reviews in two starts since returning to Philadelphia.

                        The Eagles’ original starter, Stewart Bradley, was lost to a season-ending knee injury during the preseason.

                        The Associated Press contributed to this report
                        -10-20-2009, 06:07 PM
                      • r8rh8rmike
                        Witherspoon "Caught Off-Guard" By Trade; Will Start At MLB In Philly
                        by r8rh8rmike
                        10.20.2009 6:15 pm
                        Witherspoon “caught off-guard” by trade; will start at MLB in Philly
                        By Jim Thomas
                        St. Louis Post-Dispatch


                        Will Witherspoon, bruised tailbone and all, will be the starting middle linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, his new team thanks to Tuesday’s trade-deadline deal that ended his 3 years-plus stay with the St. Louis Rams.

                        “You’re taken a little off guard when you get the call,” Witherspoon said late Tuesday afternoon. ”I know decisions are made. I know we’re kind of in the 25th hour on the trade deadline. So it’s not surprising sometimes things like that happen.”

                        The Rams traded Witherspoon, who was third on the team in tackles this season (with 36) to Philadelphia for wide receiver Brandon Gibson and a fifth-round draft pick in 2010. As such, Witherspoon will be going from an 0-6 team to a 3-2 Philadelphia squad that’s still considered one of the top teams in the NFL despite last Sunday’s upset loss to Oakland.

                        “It means a lot to go to a team that has the opportunity to be a contender,” Witherspoon said. “That’s the way you have to look at it. . . .Yeah, I know I’m leaving kind of a comfort zone here (in St. Louis) being that I’ve been here for almost the last four years.”

                        Witherspoon suffered what was described as a hip injury on the second play of overtime Sunday against Jacksonville, and was very sore after the game and on Monday as well.

                        “I just hurt my butt cheek,” Witherspoon quipped. “I’ll be all right.”

                        Witherspoon indicated he would be in the lineup Monday when the Eagles play Washington. In St. Louis, Paris Lenon will move into Witherspoon’s starting spot at weakside linebacker, with Larry Grant starting at strongside linebacker this Sunday against Indianapolis.

                        Next week, the Rams also get linebacker David Vobora back from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performancing enhancing drugs.

                        Financially, trading Witherspoon was basically a wash. Philadelphia inherits nearly two-thirds of his 2009 base salary of $2.5 million _ about $1.62 million _ representing the remaining 11 weeks of the regular season. So that goes off the Rams’ books. But the Rams inherit a cap hit of $1.8 million, representing the remaining (2010) proration of Witherspoon’s original $9 million signing bonus. So it’s a net cap loss of about $180,000 for the Rams.

                        Witherspoon has two years remaining on his contract beyond this season, with his base salary bumped to $5 million in 2010 and ‘11. With a $6.8 million scheduled cap count next season had he stayed in St. Louis, there was no guarantee that he would have survived the offseason with the Rams.

                        Coach Steve Spagnuolo’s defense seems to favor bigger, collision-type linebackers, and that’s really not Witherspoon’s style. Moved back to the weakside this season after three seasons...
                        -10-20-2009, 08:34 PM
                      • RamWraith
                        Eagles to release Pro Bowler Trotter
                        by RamWraith
                        We gotta have him....Don't we??



                        Jay Glazer
                        FOXSports.com



                        In a stunning move Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with one of the stalwarts of their defense from the last several years.

                        The Eagles are releasing perennial Pro Bowler MLB Jeremiah Trotter, FOXSports.com has learned. Despite recording 113 tackles in 2006, the Eagles feel that Trotter has lost a step.

                        Trotter, who has played in Philadelphia for seven of his nine NFL seasons, has registered over 100 tackles in six different seasons, including each of the last two. At 29, Trotter has been one of the Eagles' leaders on defense, along with safety Brian Dawkins.

                        Trotter was expected to anchor an improved Eagles linebacking corps with the off-season acquisition of Takeo Spikes.
                        -08-21-2007, 08:47 AM
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