Two days after dealing one disappointing pass rush acquisition, the Eagles are dumping another defensive end.
Philadelphia released defensive end Darren Howard after four up-and-down seasons with the team. The former Saint led the Eagles with ten sacks in 2008, but only had 12.5 sacks combined in his other three seasons. He occasionally played tackle.
He can still be productive — Howard had 6.5 sacks in 2009 — but he’s 33 years old and missed six games in 2009.
Howard was due $3.5 million this season. His release comes on a day that the team officially announced a three-year contract for new acquisition Darryl Tapp.