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Eagles drop Martin Rucker

The Eagles cut tight end Martin Rucker early Monday morning, replacing him with another tight end — Nate Lawrie.

Rucker, a fourth round pick of the Browns in 2008, spent last season on the Eagles practice squad.

The team was reportedly “high” on him this offseason because of his receiving skills, but they clearly didn’t stay high on him for too long.   Lawrie is a UFL grad, having recently played with the Sacramento Lions.

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10 Responses to “Eagles drop Martin Rucker”
  1. jj jones says: Aug 9, 2010 10:27 AM

    Martin Rucker. Another brilliant Phil Savage pick.

  2. kosarsmyidol says: Aug 9, 2010 10:31 AM

    Rucker looked like a beast during the Browns first season game in 2008 prior to being injured. He had the misfortune of being drafted by the prior regime. Although he was brought i to Philly by current Browns GM Tom Heckert, I don’t expect a reunion, as the Browns are pretty set at tight end.

  3. realitypolice says: Aug 9, 2010 11:02 AM

    Maybe they were just high.

  4. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 9, 2010 11:05 AM

    He’s been injured most of camp. They have three guys ahead of him.

  5. Dapollock says: Aug 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    How’s his brother Darius doin?

  6. Route36West says: Aug 9, 2010 11:29 AM

    Not quite
    They do like Rucker but strong play from rookie Clay Harbor and the resurgence of second year tight end Cornelious Ingram from knee surgery and Ruckers own injury forced him to the bottom of an already talented and packed depth chart at tight end.
    The Eagles knew he wasnt going to beat out Celek Harbor or Ingram so instead of keeping him around just to cut him later they did the right thing by him and released him now so he could have a shot at catching on with another team.

  7. Securb says: Aug 9, 2010 12:13 PM

    The Cowboys will pick him up in 3…2…1

  8. jfuz says: Aug 9, 2010 12:51 PM

    This is an example of Andy Reid looking out for players on his roster: Rucker wasn’t going to make the Eagles unless Celek, Ingram, or Harbor were injured, so he lets him go early, so he can sign with another team.
    Reid does look out for guys on his roster (e.g., trading Joe Mays when it became clear that he had no future in Philly). It may be because Reid is a good guy, but it may be a calculated move to help convince long-shot players & undrafted free agents to sign with the Birds.
    I just hope Rucker does not end up with the Cowpokes.

  9. stan26 says: Aug 9, 2010 12:56 PM

    Nate Lawrie may have played in the UFL, but has played 25 games in the NFL, started several, from 2004 to 2008.
    He played 2 years for the Bengals, 2 for the Bucs and 1 for the Saints.
    Don’t you people do any research?

  10. stan26 says: Aug 9, 2010 1:23 PM

    Nate Lawrie may have played in the UFL, but has played 25 games in the NFL, started several, from 2004 to 2008.
    He played 2 years for the Bengals, 2 for the Bucs and 1 for the Saints.
    Don’t you people do any research?

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