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Before extending Trent Edwards, the Eagles cut him

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As previously mentioned by Gantt, the Eagles have extended the contract of quarterback Trent Edwards by a year.  Before the Eagles did that, however, they cut him.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles terminated Edwards’ one-year deal.  It became official on Wednesday.

So he technically signed a new contract.  It’s unclear at this point whether he’ll get more or less money in 2012.

He was due to earn a total of $754,960 in 2012, via a $700,000 base salary, a $25,000 signing bonus, and a $29,960 workout bonus.

Either way, the new two-year deal gives the Eagles a bird in the hand to serve as the backup to Nick Foles next season, if team decides not to keep Mike Vick for 2013 at the tidy sum of $16.5 million.

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13 Responses to “Before extending Trent Edwards, the Eagles cut him”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    We’ll see him vs the Redskins after Kerrigan takes out Vick and Orakpo takes out Foles.

  2. insanelomein2 says: Sep 6, 2012 2:51 PM

    Please stop with you Redskins love, there’s a reason they had the #2 pick this year and the reason they’ll have another top 10 pick next year.

  3. michaelwone says: Sep 6, 2012 2:55 PM

    Vick will get hurt again this year and Eagles won’t keep him next.

  4. stubbyjones says: Sep 6, 2012 3:08 PM

    Well they got it half right anyway…

  5. hrmlss says: Sep 6, 2012 3:14 PM

    So are the Eagle’s trading Vick to the Redskin’s next year?

  6. briang123 says: Sep 6, 2012 3:32 PM

    insanelomein2 says: Sep 6, 2012 2:51 PM

    Please stop with you Redskins love, there’s a reason they had the #2 pick this year and the reason they’ll have another top 10 pick next year.
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    I can assure you that absent a trade, there is no way the Redskins will be picking in the top 10 of next year’s draft.

  7. kgun80 says: Sep 6, 2012 4:19 PM

    A new contract for captain check down!!!

  8. fetchezlavache says: Sep 6, 2012 4:36 PM

    That’s a pretty easy assurance to make because they don’t have a #1 pick for the 2013 Draft (and don’t have one either for the 2014 Draft either)

  9. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Sep 6, 2012 4:42 PM

    Who in their right mind would jettison Vick for Foles?

    If Peyton gets 18 mill after 3 neck surgeries, Vick would be a STEAL @ 16.5 mill.

  10. jh500 says: Sep 6, 2012 5:15 PM

    3 good preseason games, one poor one against vanilla defenses…. and Foles is ready to take over the league. Unbelievable.

  11. flipadelphia77777 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:37 PM

    Good move Eagles! Foles has a lot of potential and with our coaching staff he can easily be molded into the professional we need when we are ready. As for the Redskins Im sure they will pick up the Eagles sloppy seconds once again and do absolutely nothing with him considering…well they are the redskins! they are good at playing a terrible game

  12. willardj says: Sep 6, 2012 7:44 PM

    Wow… The Eagles cut Edwards?!?! He’s a valuable backup who could very well play with Vick being so injury prone. How could they do this?

    I couldn’t even get through the whole article because of my disgust for this organization.

  13. oldbyrd says: Sep 7, 2012 10:47 AM

    Question is, How many snaps will Vic take before he”s hurt……again?

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