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No takers for Jarrett, yet

Cardinals receiver Fitzgerald reaches for the goal line in front of the Eagles safety Jarrett during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Reuters

Eagles coach Andy Reid admitted that he misevaluated safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, a second-round pick in the 2011 draft whom the Eagles dumped last week.

In taking responsibility for the blunder, Reid suggested that Jarrett simply didn’t fit in to the team’s system.  The problem is that no one else thinks the player fits in to their systems, either.

Jarrett cleared waivers, and he has yet to be signed.   A league source confirms that Jarrett had a midweek tryout with the Jets, who seem to be as interested in safeties as the Pats are in tight ends.

So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as among the best of the best rookies in 2011, no one deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012.

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18 Responses to “No takers for Jarrett, yet”
  1. mikealstott says: Sep 15, 2012 9:52 PM

    Perhaps no other team is as stupid as the Eagles…

  2. illadelphiasphinest says: Sep 15, 2012 10:11 PM

    For every one “Lesean McCoy, Desean Jackson” caliber picks. There are dozens of the “Jaquan Jarretts, and Freddie Mitchell’s” to add to Andy’s draft overvalues.

  3. vbe2 says: Sep 15, 2012 10:13 PM

    So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as among the best of the best rookies in 2011, no one deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012.
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    So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as not good enough to play for them in 2012, no one else deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012… yet, anyway.

  4. jrbdmb says: Sep 15, 2012 10:53 PM

    So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as among the best of the best rookies in 2011, no one deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012.
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    So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as not good enough to play for them in 2012, no one else deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012… yet, anyway.
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    So, basically, it took Reid and the Eagles a 2nd round pick and a year and a half to figure out what the rest of the NFL knew already. Well played, Andy.

  5. jacksaysfu says: Sep 15, 2012 11:03 PM

    @Mikealstott: Look at the Eagles roster from top to bottom & they are easily a top 5 team in terms of talent . They probably lead the league in salary cap money with 26+Million available & since A.R. has been coach (longest tenured in the NFL by the way) the Philadelphia Eagles have consistently had one of best winning %’s in the in the league . You can use the tired no super bowl line , but
    the Eagles continually field a very good team . Every franchise has misses but don’t forget we got Coleman in
    the 7th , DJax & Shady in the 2nd & according too many experts , had the best draft of any team . So keep hating clowns , you’re football I.Q. is a joke !

  6. jacksaysfu says: Sep 15, 2012 11:10 PM

    After this year’s draft (Cox , Kendricks , Foles , Boykin , Brown , Polk , Johnson) im cool with the occasional misses . The Eagles have crazy talent , crazy money and field the NFL’s second youngest team . Im excited about the direction my team is heading . Go Eagles !!

  7. prosourcetalk says: Sep 15, 2012 11:15 PM

    The Eagles are having a great week

  8. icdogg says: Sep 16, 2012 1:34 AM

    Has neither good speed nor good instincts. If he does miraculously get to where he’s supposed to be, he’s a hard hitter. But that does not happen often enough.

  9. mungman69 says: Sep 16, 2012 6:03 AM

    Jarrett is a bust, it happens.

  10. stercuilus65 says: Sep 16, 2012 6:19 AM

    “illadelphiasphinest says: Sep 15, 2012 10:11 PM

    For every one “Lesean McCoy, Desean Jackson” caliber picks. There are dozens of the “Jaquan Jarretts, and Freddie Mitchell’s” to add to Andy’s draft overvalues.”

    Hey Einstein just exactly how many McCoys and Jacksons are there in the NFL? Fact is Reid has stocked this team with talent from the draft so your comment is ill-informed and rather stupid.

  11. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 16, 2012 6:40 AM

    vbe2 says: Sep 15, 2012 10:13 PM

    “So, basically, though the Eagles viewed him as not good enough to play for them in 2012, no one else deems him worthy of a minimum-salary contract in 2012… yet, anyway.”

    …The point, in case you missed it, was that not only did the Eagles view him as not good enough to play for the Eagles, but they also viewed him as not good enough to try to develop, only a year after drafting him in the second round.

    That’s generally a sign of a poor draft pick – when the regime that drafted him is convinced he has NO potential to become the player they hoped he could be after only a year.

  12. bostonbornandbred says: Sep 16, 2012 7:46 AM

    Don’t feel bad Eagles fans….. The patriots miss on second round picks all the time … Ron brace, Darius Butler, jermaine Cunningham, Bethel Johnson. And the next two busts are probably going to be Shane Vereen and Ras I dowling

  13. fnmean1 says: Sep 16, 2012 7:53 AM

    @mikealstott
    Yeah,Because the Bucs have drafted so well over the years.They had to break the bank this year in free agency just to be .500.

  14. whodeytn says: Sep 16, 2012 7:56 AM

    For every one “Lesean McCoy, Desean Jackson” caliber picks. There are dozens of the “Jaquan Jarretts, and Freddie Mitchell’s” to add to Andy’s draft overvalues.”

    Hey Einstein just exactly how many McCoys and Jacksons are there in the NFL? Fact is Reid has stocked this team with talent from the draft so your comment is ill-informed and rather stupid.
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    And yet they still stink.

    Weird huh?

  15. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 16, 2012 9:03 AM

    Though I am an Andy Reid supporter, it most certainly did NOT help Jarret’ts chances of getting a looksie from another team when Reid sticks his face in front of a mic on national television and publicly states how Jarrett was a horrible mistake and how Reid accepts responsibility for an egregious personnel evaluation.

    That is like the ultimate carcinogen — when the coaching staff who had firsthard access to all things Jarrett was about — publicly asserting that the guy flat out can’t play.

    I am not saying Jarrett performed or produced on any meaningful level, because he didn’t — but I really think Reid did Jarrett a dis-service there. Reid wasn’t much of a “players’ coach” in that instance.

  16. jacksaysfu says: Sep 16, 2012 9:34 AM

    @whodeytn :Would you Please tell me how the Eagles stink ? Cause last time I checked they were the #1 Defense in the NFL , & despite a horrible offensive performance they are still fielding the #2 offense . Besides they are 1-0 so it may be a little early in the year to be making such stupid comments .

  17. playin2x says: Sep 16, 2012 9:38 AM

    Why ? What’s the reason? Lack of talent, can’t decipher film well, can’t tackle, injuries ?? I understand he is a bust but Ben Aaron curry and Vernon gholston and Aaron maybin got another chance

  18. genericcommenter says: Sep 16, 2012 11:11 AM

    If you look at player news archives for last year, Reid and the Eagles weren’t the only ones raving about this guy. Multiple other team sources claimed they were looking to draft him with their next picks. Other football writers/bloggers including “insiders” for other teams were claiming that He was definitely going to win the starting strong safety job and that Kurt Coleman was the one in danger of being cut. NFL Films Greg Cosell loved him. NFL network people loved him. Saying- He’s a hard hitter, with special skills and awareness for making plays on the ball, all that stuff.

    As it stands now he is 22 years old and has made around $1.5 million during his first year out of college. Not bad.

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