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Eagles replace Ron Johnson with former Kafka teammate


On the surface, it appears that the Eagles added insult to injury for receiver Ron Johnson, cutting him a day after suffering a “gruesome” ankle dislocation.

But waiving a player is standard procedure for any team that wants to move a non-vested veteran to injured reserve before the rosters are reduced from 90 players.

And so the Eagles are risking that someone will pull a Belichick, claiming Johnson on waivers before he can revert to the Eagles’ injured-reserve list.

The Eagles made the move now in order to create a roster spot for receiver Andy Brewer, who played with Eagles backup quarterback Mike Kafka at Northwestern — and who also played for Eagles personnel executive Rick Mueller at UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.

Brewer actually arrived at Northwestern as a quarterback before becoming a receiver.  In 2009, he set a single-season record for the Wildcats with 16.2 yards per catch.

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3 Responses to “Eagles replace Ron Johnson with former Kafka teammate”
  1. mrzepnic says: Jul 31, 2012 7:13 PM


  2. jimmylions says: Jul 31, 2012 8:24 PM

    The Eagles offense is definitely Kafkaesque.

    Someone had to say it.

  3. oldbyrd says: Aug 1, 2012 7:30 AM

    I never thought they would get him.

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