Leonard Weaver earned a reputation as a good guy both on and off the field as a fullback for the Eagles, and he’s spent the last 10 months working hard to rehab a serious knee injury so he could get back on the field for the Eagles. Unfortunately, the Eagles have decided to let him go.
Weaver understands that the NFL is a business, and that’s the way it works sometimes. But he says he’s upset because the Eagles didn’t even bother to tell him themselves — he learned about it when a reporter asked him about it.
“I’m sorry to say but I just found out I was released by the Eagles,” Weaver tweeted, via CSNPhilly.com. “The kicker behind that is that the organization didn’t call me and tell me. I had to find out by a reporter. Now I have mixed feeling about that because I gave everything I had to the organization, and I would think that they would at least call . . . and let me know what was going on, but as I have learned over the years, fans, business is business. . . . However, I wish the best for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
The Eagles, however, dispute that account, with a team spokesman saying they did inform Weaver before the media did. Weaver tweeted in response to that, “yeah but what are they gonna say they left a message, it is still wrong.”
The knee injury Weaver suffered in Week One last season was so severe that Weaver is not expected to be able to play at all in 2011. But he’s keeping a positive outlook and says he thinks he’ll play again.
“I’ll see you all when I comeback,” Weaver tweeted. “I’ll be back!”