In a move that suprised absolutely no one, the Eagles officially severed ties with DE Jevon Kearse this morning. In his first two years with the Eagles, Kearse recorded 7.5 sacks each season. In 2006, he appeared to be off to a career year with 3.5 sacks in his first two games, but suffered a devastating knee injury against the Giants in an overtime period the Eagles should not have even been in courtesy of their 4th quarter choke job where they went conservative and gave up a huge lead.
Now that Kearse is officially gone, the Eagles head into this year’s free agency period with Trent Cole and Juqua Thomas as the starters at defensive end, with second-year man Victor Abiamiri as the primary backup. Somehow, Jerome McDougle is still on the Eagles roster and is rumored to be planning on showing up at Training Camp healthy and ready to go.
Faced with this situation, head coach Andy Reid has made it be known that the Eagles want to improve their pass rush. No kidding.