Eagles Keep Making Moves, Cut Two Overpaid Veterans

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the past week or so, the Eagles have signed Marlin Jackson, have a pending offer sheet on Mike Bell, released Shawn Andrews, and traded Chris Clemons and a fourth-round pick to Seattle for defensive end Darryl Tapp.

And if you thought they were done, you were wrong.

The Birds have cut defensive end Darren Howard and wide receiver Kevin Curtis, both of whom were in their 30's and not performing up to their contracts. Each had one very good season, but in the end the Eagles didn't feel they had another one left and decided to part ways.

Howard's season came in 2008 when he led the team in sacks with ten, and was a force all year as he was consistently making plays on the offense's side of the ball. It was what the Eagles had been waiting for out of him since they gave him a pretty hefty deal as a free agent out of New Orleans.

He seemed to back it up again last season with 6.5 sacks, but his $3.4 million price tag was simply too much for a situational pas...

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