Jeff Garcia Released from Eagles

Old AccountSenior Writer ISeptember 29, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback  Jeff Garcia #7 of the Oakland Raiders calls a play during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 3, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles lost quarterback Donovan McNabb to a rib injury, one that left a timetable on a return.

The following day the Eagles signed quarterback Jeff Garcia, who was released by the Oakland Raiders a few weeks back. All the Eagles fans remember Garcia, who led them to the playoffs just a few years ago.

However, assuring Garcia that his second tenure with the team may not last long, Garcia wasn't expecting much time with the team this season.

Yet, many were shocked about Garcia's departure today.

According to reports, the Eagles have released the veteran quarterback and have brought back linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, who has had multiple stints with the team.

The team must have been impressed with Kevin Kolb's performance in the win over the Chiefs, and with Mike Vick eligible to play, they feel that Garcia is no longer needed.

Matt Miselis is an NFL writer for BleacherReport.com


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