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Eagles cut 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett

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The Eagles have seen enough of Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Jarrett, a safety who was viewed by many as a reach when the Eagles took him in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, has been released. The move ends a career in Philadelphia in which Jarrett played in just 13 games, with two starts.

In two seasons Jarrett never made an impact on defense, and although Eagles special teams coordinator Bobby April was reportedly excited about Jarrett’s potential on special teams, he didn’t make much of an impact there, either.

To fill the roster spot made available by releasing Jarrett, the Eagles have re-signed receiver Mardy Gilyard.

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33 Responses to “Eagles cut 2011 second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    It goes without saying that he never made an impact, that’s not relevant. He was never given playing time, so not much chance to make an impact. What kind of impact would he have made if the team let him play is the only question that matters.

    Very bizarre that they would scout this guy and want to spend a 2nd Rounder on him but all of a sudden he isn’t what they want. I thought the Eagles coaches said he was getting better at every facet of his job just recently?

    Something is seriously wrong with this picture. I think it’s the GM, but just because he was released without “making an impact” doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t play. Hopefully some team gives him a chance.

  2. cowboysfromdallas says: Sep 11, 2012 4:48 PM

    This is bad news for the rest of the NFC East.

  3. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    Wow.
    The game sunday and the moves made recently really puts Andy in perspective.

    Andy Reid has had some really terrible bust as a talent evaluator. He just cut another recent 3rd’r in Kafka. These are high draft picks that could have been used on GOOD players by any capable head coach.

    This man makes blunder after blunder and everyone looks past that because he’s made a living off beating sub .500 teams.
    What is Andy Reid good at??? drawling up two yard swing passes??!!

    we walk into OHIO facing an absolutely horrible defense against the run and decide to pass the ball 60+ times. you would think, a coach with an injury prone QB, stacked OL, and 4 good RB’s on the squad would run the ball..
    How can we protect Vick when we are passing 70% of the plays. . 50% of which, Mike Vick gets cracked on..

    Andy Reid makes no sense,,, even worse he makes no progress.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Sep 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    Even Jeff Ireland thinks the Eagles really blew this pick.

  5. dolphins4 says: Sep 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    Well he is good at hitting his own team mates that keeps them from making a tackle.

  6. We'reFineThere says: Sep 11, 2012 4:57 PM

    Eagles #1 ranked defense and #2 ranked offense… they are also favored by Vegas against the Ravens this week. Look it up, power rankings haters.

  7. listenupcupcake says: Sep 11, 2012 5:01 PM

    Better late than never. Jarret’s not a NFL-caliber player. Admit your mistakes and move on.

    Gilyard isn’t a bad 4th receiver – and they’ll need him (and more) against Baltimore, with Avant and Maclin banged up.

    One of these days, Andy might even pick up a big receiver who can play (the oft-injured Cooper can’t, even when he’s not injured). Give him another year or 2 …. oh, wait…. ;)

  8. skinsfaninnebraska says: Sep 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    Redskins should be on the phone to his agent by now.

  9. fthrvic says: Sep 11, 2012 5:12 PM

    Now all the Eagles have to do is miss on the Kolb 2nd round pick to consumate that deal!

    People are still missing the point over that trade, the Cards got rid of DRC (overrated) and apparently the Eagles are reaching for players as early as the 2nd round these days so no guarantees there, but most of all the Cards effectively got Fitz to resign because of that trade.

    Call it what you want, but I’d take Fitz guaranteed over DRC and a 2nd, even if it means blowing money on Kolb.

  10. randallflagg52 says: Sep 11, 2012 5:25 PM

    We’reFineThere says:Sep 11, 2012 4:57 PM

    Eagles #1 ranked defense and #2 ranked offense… they are also favored by Vegas against the Ravens this week. Look it up, power rankings haters.

    ==================================

    How do you figure you are ranked 1 and 2? You only scored 17, Baltimore dropped 44 on Cincy. Also Cleveland scored 16 on you. Cincy only scored 13 on Baltimore. Seems to me you are mistaken.

    I’m using Baltimore as an example since they will be beating the eagles next week.

  11. eaglesfan036 says: Sep 11, 2012 5:26 PM

    Kafka was a fourth rounder, not a third rounder. Reid has had plenty of busts in high rounds, and plenty of successese like Maclin, Mccoy, Mike Patterson. Not saying he is a great draft, but he isn’t terrible either.

  12. 09domer says: Sep 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    Eagles # 32 ranked in turnovers.

    Signed,
    Power Rankings Hater

  13. insanelomein2 says: Sep 11, 2012 5:30 PM

    Jaiquawn Jarrett couldnt play a lick of football on the pro level. He was a big hitting safety in college (Temple) and that is the only reason he was known since it’s a local university.

    Jarrett shouldnt have made the squad his first year but Nate Allen went down with an injury.

  14. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Sep 11, 2012 5:45 PM

    We’reFineThere

    It was against the Browns who were starting a rookie. I know us Eagles fans like to brag but there is little pride in beating up the Browns.

  15. fmwarner says: Sep 11, 2012 5:46 PM

    If Andy Reid is such a terrible evaluator of talent, how are they not 3-13 every year? I’m sure you’re going to say he’s a terrible game day coach too. So if he picks bad players and screws up on game day, how are they always in the thick of it?

  16. geniusfan says: Sep 11, 2012 5:49 PM

    “How do you figure you are ranked 1 and 2? You only scored 17, Baltimore dropped 44 on Cincy. Also Cleveland scored 16 on you. Cincy only scored 13 on Baltimore. Seems to me you are mistaken.”

    I think he means the Ravens offense is ranked second and the Eagles defense is ranked first.

    Oh and sorry but the Eagles defense only allowed nine points. The touchdown came on a pick six. You should watch the games and not just read box scores. The defense was constantly being handed short fields to defend and delivered every time.

    The Ravens may very well whomp the Eagles but I doubt it will be because their defense couldn’t get it done.

  17. chuxtah says: Sep 11, 2012 5:51 PM

    We’re Fine There. You played the browns and should’ve lost.

  18. juliuspeppersandonions says: Sep 11, 2012 5:59 PM

    We’re fine there : He is actually right about rankings for offense and defense but they were playing worst team in NFL. Stats like that don’t mean anything after one week and the worst part is that your stuck with mike vick as your qb. Reid better get his resume ready the nfc is loaded with far superior teams with franchise qbs. See Ya Pigeons

  19. awinsawin says: Sep 11, 2012 6:02 PM

    Offense and defense rankings are based on yards not points.

  20. chrisvegas says: Sep 11, 2012 6:05 PM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    Sep 11, 2012 4:55 PM
    Wow.
    The game sunday and the moves made recently really puts Andy in perspective.

    Andy Reid has had some really terrible bust as a talent evaluator. He just cut another recent 3rd’r in Kafka. These are high draft picks that could have been used on GOOD players by any capable head coach.
    ——————————————–
    Jarrett wasn’t Andy’s pick. Infact alot of the boneheaded moves like this and not resigning Akers was more Joe Banner then anyone else. Kafka was Reid, but he was worth the risk at that point. QBs are always up in the air even when they are drafted in the first. Andy sure hit a homerun with Foles, who he fought to get.

  21. lionsfan415 says: Sep 11, 2012 6:08 PM

    You know whats funny is Jarrett was still probabally better then all of Matt Millen’s second round picks, Jordan Dizon, Teddy Lehman, Boss Bailey, Ikaika Ilama-Francis just to name a few, he took Jordan Dizon over Ray Rice!

  22. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 11, 2012 6:09 PM

    1. the rankings are always based off of yardage, which I disagree with, it should be scoring but its not.
    2. Jarrett was only worth a 4th round pick, they totally screwed that one up
    3. DRC is is no way overrated, he’s been making plays like crazy for us
    4. Stop trying to make yourself feel better about getting hosed in that deal, everyone knows you did and your lies aren’t going to sway public and expert opinion.

  23. chrisvegas says: Sep 11, 2012 6:09 PM

    randallflagg52 says:
    Sep 11, 2012 5:25 PM
    We’reFineThere says:Sep 11, 2012 4:57 PM

    Eagles #1 ranked defense and #2 ranked offense… they are also favored by Vegas against the Ravens this week. Look it up, power rankings haters.

    ==================================

    How do you figure you are ranked 1 and 2? You only scored 17, Baltimore dropped 44 on Cincy. Also Cleveland scored 16 on you. Cincy only scored 13 on Baltimore. Seems to me you are mistaken.

    I’m using Baltimore as an example since they will be beating the eagles next week.
    ——————————————
    It is probably by yards. Eagles had over 450 yards on offense, so if they didn’t turn it over 5 times they probably would have scored 40 points as well. As for the defense, they only gave up 9 points (all of which were off turnovers) and they got 5 turnovers as well. I think gave up under 200 yards as well. Granted they only played the Browns, but stat wise I can see how they can be up there. The real test for Philly is Baltimore this week. Baltimore is a good team with no real weakness.

  24. bobbyhoying says: Sep 11, 2012 6:11 PM

    For everyone who thinks the Eagles’ brass does a lousy job in the draft, go talk to a Bears fan. A buddy of mine in Chicago rattled off a whole list of first round busts. He actually made me feel better.

  25. deathmonkey41 says: Sep 11, 2012 6:22 PM

    My money is on the Saints picking him up- Steve Spagnuolo gets a hard on for Eagles castoffs.

  26. chrisvegas says: Sep 11, 2012 6:27 PM

    Every team has bust with Draft picks, but you have to account for all the Eagles draft picks that became good players. McCoy, Maclin, Desean Jackson, Celek, Foles, Paterson, Cox, Trent Cole, Todd Herremans, Danny Watkins, Avant, and more… The Eagles overall do a really good job drafting.

  27. sikologik says: Sep 11, 2012 6:44 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Sep 11, 2012 4:45 PM
    It goes without saying that he never made an impact, that’s not relevant. He was never given playing time, so not much chance to make an impact. What kind of impact would he have made if the team let him play is the only question that matters.

    Just a thought here, but I’m guessing his performance in practice never merited him getting on the field during a game. If he had shown potential in practice, he would’ve gotten his shot. The fact that he didn’t speaks volumes.

    Also, there’s nothing more relevant than the fact that he never made an impact. That’s precisely why he got cut.

  28. skinsfan91 says: Sep 11, 2012 6:46 PM

    I think in the coming years people are going to realize what a great job Shanahan and Allen of done in the draft since they’ve been in charge at Washington. We’ve got 6th and 7th rd. picks making an impact.

  29. oldbyrd says: Sep 11, 2012 7:34 PM

    I always admit when Im wrong. I truly thought he would be an impact player with a full camp plus last years experience. I think he was to slow and just couldn’t catch on to the system.

  30. wicky888 says: Sep 11, 2012 7:50 PM

    When listing successful draft picks, please don’t include Nick Foles. He’s a rookie with a few good preseason games against back ups. I remember when you all blew your wads over Feeley, McMahon, Kolb, and Kafka. At least him let him prove himself in real NFL action (which won’t be long if Vick keeps taking hits like that)

  31. miserynmossouri says: Sep 11, 2012 8:35 PM

    Gilyard was released by the rams and we are all aware of their receiving core. My info says that mr gilyard has issues remembering the plays…good luck in Philly.

  32. bluebongzilla says: Sep 11, 2012 9:36 PM

    “Jarrett wasn’t Andy’s pick.”

    Why not? I thought Andy ran the show up there. Who made that pick, Banner? The former haberdasher? Or was it the accountant? And you guys laugh at Jerry Jones?

  33. dawkphan says: Sep 12, 2012 9:10 AM

    Wicky888, I agree it is to early to praise Foles but I like what i see so far . I agree with Kolb and Kafka. but Mcmahon not so much he never had a gorundswell of expectation, and Feeley was a great Backup for the Eagles, not as a starter elsewhere but he worked for what we needed him for.

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