It was believed that the Pats recently cut quarterback Andrew Walter in order to clear a spot for veteran backup A.J. Feeley, who would have been traded to New England from Philly.
But the odd man out in the wake of the Mike Vick acquisition wasn’t dealt to the team that, for now, is backing up Tom Brady with Brian Hoyer.
Apparently, the Pats thought that the Eagles were bluffing in their apparent intent to use a roster exemption on Vick, which prevents him from practicing during his two-week suspension.
Bluffing the Eagles were.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX and Adam Schefter of ESPN (we don’t know who had it first and we don’t have time to figure it out), the Eagles will be releasing Feeley today.
Look for the Eagles to subsequently move Vick to the active roster, which will allow him to participate in practice during the term of his suspension.
Because Feeley is a vested veteran, he won’t be required to pass through waivers (sorry, Lions), and he’ll be able to sign with any team he chooses.
Such as the Patriots.
The over/under for the first reports of Feeley’s arrival in Foxborough is 11:00 a.m. Monday.