Saying goodbye to veterans has become somewhat of a common theme in recent years for Philadelphia Eagles fans. As one of the divisions most dominant teams this past decade, the Philly front office hasn’t been shy when it comes to showing some of their most admired players the door.
No player is immune to this treatment, even those once considered staples of the franchise. In fact, over the last two seasons, the Eagles lost three players whose names were endeared with Philadelphia like Geno’s and Rocky Balboa.
I am talking, of course, of safety Brian Dawkins, quarterback Donovan McNabb and running back Brian Westbrook. Feeling their prime had passed them, the Eagles brass never offered Dawkins another contract in 2009 and just one season later, released Westbrook and traded McNabb to Washington.
It’s no secret the Philadelphia Eagles' front office believes future success depends on how they develop their young guys. Despite sparking talks of a Super Bowl due largely in part to the reemergence of Michael Vick, this is still a young team, and judging by the way this offseason is shaping up, it’s about to get younger. Here are four veterans you won’t see in an Eagles uniform this season.