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Seven Players the Philadelphia Eagles Must Let Go

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 20: Running back Lorenzo Booker of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the football against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Haran KnightCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2009

Just like there are players the Eagles have to give a chance and hope they turn the opportunity into success like Quinten Mikell, there are just as many if not more that they can ill-afford to keep around past this weekend.

These players are have been non-productive because they either are one dimensional, have no upside, or too old to "see what they can bring".

By keeping these guys, the Eagles not only give up quality depth.  They interfere with the progress of others who likely can and will contribute more.


1. Lorenzo Booker-RB

Booker may be fast, but he comes to a halt just as quickly because he can't break tackles.  He can't block which would be dangerous for quarterbacks.  When he's in the game, opponents should know the Eagles are either passing or running to the outside. He was severely outplayed this preseason by Eldra Buckley.


2. Kevin Kolb-QB

I wouldn't cut Kolb, but I'd rather trade him than A.J. Feeley.  Feeley knows the offense better and Kolb deserves a chance to start somewhere instead of eventually being No. 3 behind Michael Vick.  Kolb also would command much more in return that Feeley.


3. Hank Baskett-WR

Baskett is a good guy and he tries hard.  That's just not good enough for a team that wants to play in Miami in February.  Baskett was kept because his height would help with fade routes in the red zone.  The problem is he can't even do that well enough.


4. Dan Klecko-DT

The Eagles have a true fullback so there's no need to convert Klecko this year.  Klecko's strength as a defensive tackle is pass rushing and they have Darren Howard to move inside on passing downs to add to his 10 sacks from last year.


5. Winston Justice-OT

Justice has improved this year, but not enough to keep him around.  Mike McGlynn is much more versatile on the O-line.  I also would take an ancient Jon Runyan over Justice as well.


6. Matt Schoebel-TE

How Schoebel lasted this long with the team is beyond me.  There is nothing he provides for this team.  When your coach would rather give his son's high school classmate a chance than you, you should know you're chances of staying are slim to none.


7.  Jaqua Parker-DE

The Eagles have no room for a 31-year-old weed advocate who wears down by midseason.  Now that Babin's here and Victor Abiamiri should be healthy, Parker should be very expendable now.

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