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Eagles say goodbye to Jeff Garcia

The Eagles have only so many roster spots for aging veterans from their 2006 division championship team.

With Jeremiah Trotter added Tuesday, the team announced Tuesday that it has let go of quarterback Jeff Garcia.

Garcia’s acquisition made a splash in the news, but he was no longer useful with Donovan McNabb returning to health and Kevin Kolb playing so well.  (Michael Vick will also be active on gamedays.)

Now 39, it’s possible we have seen the last of Garcia in the NFL.  He may have received a chance to play in Oakland this year, but asked for his release before the season, according to coach Tom Cable.

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40 Responses to “Eagles say goodbye to Jeff Garcia”
  1. Fike Mlorio says: Sep 29, 2009 3:47 PM

    thanks for the memories jeff(and carmela)

  2. Resolution says: Sep 29, 2009 3:47 PM

    Sucks for him, he is still a good QB and entertaining to watch. Someone will sign him.

  3. kravon says: Sep 29, 2009 3:48 PM

    Not before he cashed is checks though! Im out!

  4. FumbleNuts says: Sep 29, 2009 3:50 PM

    Garcia should be starting for the Browns any day now.

  5. tv says: Sep 29, 2009 3:53 PM

    I suppose that it is up to Matt Hasselbeck to be the last naturally bald QB left in the NFL.

  6. Maximus15 says: Sep 29, 2009 3:56 PM

    Couldn’t both Miami and Cleveland use him?

  7. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 29, 2009 3:56 PM

    Shouldn’t have fumbled the snap

  8. danlinker says: Sep 29, 2009 3:57 PM

    Miami, Washington, St Louis, Tampa Bay, Seattle?

  9. nato2424 says: Sep 29, 2009 3:59 PM

    i dont blame him for asking for his release from oakland. They wanted to start jamrcus russel over this guy!!

  10. TheWizard says: Sep 29, 2009 4:02 PM

    Some very telling video from Sunday morning.
    They showed the Eagles arriving at the stadium.
    Garcia in a suit, looking sharp, no loose ends. Clean shaven.
    Vick and Kolb stumbling in looking like dirtballs, shirts not tucked in, stupid goat beard, ball tickler facial hair.
    What a contrast. I hope he gets to play somewhere, the guy is a class act.

  11. jhath7 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:04 PM

    I’m guessing Jake Delhomme just got a little bit more nervous…

  12. jhath7 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:08 PM

    Steve Smith might hate him as a person, but I’m sure he’d love him as a quarterback right now…

  13. kravon says: Sep 29, 2009 4:18 PM

    Panthers have zero interest in Garcia.

  14. IAmBobbyFierce says: Sep 29, 2009 4:18 PM

    Oh oh oh! Sign with the Rams Jeff! PLEASE!

  15. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:19 PM

    Damn, already??
    “it’s possible we have seen the last of Garcia in the NFL”
    I bet it isn’t.

  16. simple_simon1 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:24 PM

    Right now he would easily be an upgrade at QB for any of the following teams:
    Cleveland, Oakland, Miami, Tennessee, Jacksonville, St.Louis, Seattle, Washington, Carolina, and Tampa Bay.
    There are also numerous teams that he is close to being better than who is currently starting. This guy will not be at home for long.

  17. Xpensive Wino says: Sep 29, 2009 4:27 PM

    I wonder if Philly included the plane ticket to Miami as part of his severance package?

  18. schism says: Sep 29, 2009 4:27 PM

    its weird how this guy gets slept on when everyone here knows he would make an inpact on any NFL team in need of a QB….he’s got alot to choose from.

  19. milburg2 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:41 PM

    Oakland needs to (re)sign him…Garcia is the last hope for the team. The have an ok quad but they do not have a QB. Garcia knows the system and is in shape. Come on Raiders make it happen. At the very least it will cause Russell to step up his game.

  20. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Sep 29, 2009 4:48 PM

    Jeff is a class act. Too bad we’re not keeping him over the puppy killer.
    Good luck man. He should be in Cleveland faster than you can say BradyQuinnblows.

  21. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:49 PM

    He should get open arms in Cleveland

  22. JRLC says: Sep 29, 2009 4:49 PM

    Miami, Panthers & i bet the Raiders would love for him to come back now. Al dont have any problems writing big checks & i think they seen enough JRuss to call it a bust.
    he didnt mind getting released bcuz he still wants to play, he’s probally better then 1/2 the QBs starting in the league now & i look for him to signed before tomorrow evening.
    D.Synder took a ride in his private jet not far from M.Shanahan’s house in Denver. its been confirmed he’s in the area but nothing written stone about what he’s doing . theirs belief that he’s up their talking to him about a job with the Redskins organization, who knows he could be a GM

  23. jeffz303 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:53 PM

    Now he’ll have time to have surgery for that lisp.

  24. TheWizard says: Sep 29, 2009 5:04 PM

    I want to see him win some games this year.
    That excludes Tampa, too.
    Oakland will cling to Russell for another year or two before they admit what everybody knows.
    Miami would be logical. #2 man for the Patriots maybe.

  25. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Sep 29, 2009 5:19 PM

    Ah, that’s funny jeffz303! Because Garcia is married to a playmate of the year and your wife has big soup cooler triceps and a chinese moustache you have to call him gay. Funny.

  26. Bob Loblaw says: Sep 29, 2009 5:35 PM

    If I was Jeff Garcia I wouldn’t rush out to sign a contract with a bad team like the Rams or Browns, or even the Dolphins.
    May as well rest up, keep the arm fresh and wait for a team in the playoff hunt with an unproven back-up (like the Packers or Bears) to lose their starter.

  27. Bigbluefan says: Sep 29, 2009 5:38 PM

    They keep the scum of the earth and let a class act go
    I am sure one of many teams will sign him I doubt if the red skanks are smart enough

  28. willie says: Sep 29, 2009 5:58 PM

    carmella is hot

  29. CH³NO² says: Sep 29, 2009 5:58 PM

    After watching Carolina last night, I wouldn’t be suprised if the team plane has already been dispatched to pick up Garcia. Delhomme is one sorry ass QB. How did he get this far in the NFL anyway?
    Just another reason to hate the Eagles. They keep the thug “Con”vick over a decent guy and capable QB.

  30. Wrathchild says: Sep 29, 2009 6:02 PM

    Cable told Garcia he’d punch him in the jaw if he didn’t throw for 35 TDs with the Raiders…so Garcia was out like shout!

  31. WashingtonRedstorms says: Sep 29, 2009 6:38 PM

    The Eagles are complete trash

  32. mike d says: Sep 29, 2009 7:00 PM

    the best possible fit for him this year has to be green bay. a west coast offense team with no legit back up QB. if rodgers goes down the pack is fuct.

  33. EagleEric says: Sep 29, 2009 7:01 PM

    Hey, go beat Detroit and then come talk to me…..or better yet beat the Miami Hurricanes then we’ll talk…..

  34. TheWizard says: Sep 29, 2009 7:03 PM

    The Panthers will be in Delhomme denial until it’s far too late.

  35. doe22us says: Sep 29, 2009 7:09 PM

    Garcia made a bad economic move by leaving the Raiders to only sign with the Eagles unless he wanted to get out of a bad situation cant blame him though

  36. Dawkphan says: Sep 29, 2009 9:56 PM

    Bigbluefan says:
    They keep the scum of the earth and let a class act go
    Wait till the offseason and see what kind of draft picks we get for Vick. What is Garcia Worth ??
    WashingtonRedstorms says:
    The Eagles are complete trash,
    Hello pot I’m Kettle and your black!
    the washington REDSTORMS is that what they have in thier Pantyliners every month?
    Redskins and Cowbots fighting for the the title
    ” trash of the NFC East”

  37. Packman01 says: Sep 30, 2009 12:21 AM

    Jeff is a class act! Green Bay should pick him up immediately! If Aaron goes down, they are done for the season.

  38. southernboi727 says: Sep 30, 2009 12:35 AM

    the only thing thats news worthy about the guy is that T.O. called him gay and that his wife and baby mama was a fromer playmate model. Just a good enough QB.

  39. Ocelot138 says: Sep 30, 2009 2:25 AM

    Leave the poor Redskins fan alone! He’s mentally blocked this weekend out of his mind.
    He’s reverting to a form of trauma called “The Cowboys Fan”, where you ignore the longtime failures of your team and mask the pain of reality by being extra-mean to divisional rivals.
    In the end, though, they laid down against the Lions. They’d lose to the Florida Gators. They’re the biggest joke in the NFL this week, and the punchline doesn’t come until December, when they weakly mutter “There’s always next season” knowing that next season? Things will get worse. Although how, nobody knows.

  40. wydok says: Sep 30, 2009 7:57 AM

    There are quite a few places that he could go: Rams, Bucs, Browns, maybe even the Jags…

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