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Report: Taylor Martinez fails physical with Eagles

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The Taylor Martinez era has ended in Philly.  There was one?

According to HuskerOnline.com, via CSNPhilly.com, the former Nebraska quarterback failed a physical with the Eagles.  As a result, his contract has been rendered null and void.

The problem was a foot injury that wiped out most of Martinez’s senior season with the Cornhuskers.  He was slated to play receiver or defensive back with the Eagles, and he was regarded as a long-term project.

Martinez’s father told HuskerOnline.com that Martinez will now undergo surgery to repair the injured foot.

“We can’t believe it,” Casey Martinez told the website.  “The Eagles treated him great the brief time he was there. It’s crushing. It was a perfect fit for him.”

In theory, Martinez could attempt to return to the NFL after getting his foot fixed.  But his steep uphill climb to play in the NFL has now gotten considerably steeper.

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15 Responses to “Report: Taylor Martinez fails physical with Eagles”
  1. vikesr4reel says: May 14, 2014 7:25 PM

    Chip is a DIP!!
    Lol
    Scol

  2. barsfordays says: May 14, 2014 7:32 PM

    This guy wouldnt have made the roster anyway

  3. Youknowimright says: May 14, 2014 7:59 PM

    The smartest team in the league. The philadelphia eagles. Just ask them. This guy was getting tons of praise a couple days ago. Now he is a scrub who would have never made the team. Joke fanbase.

  4. chunkderrrty says: May 14, 2014 8:00 PM

    indeed, steep hills are very hard to climb with foot injuries

  5. longsufferingkcfan says: May 14, 2014 8:10 PM

    Another Cornhusker who can’t cut it in the pros. But the Nebraska fans will keep bragging about teams from the 80’s because football is all they have and they live in the past. If you don’t know any Nebraska football fans, consider yourself lucky.

  6. haaaaasoooooo says: May 14, 2014 9:03 PM

    You think that’s bad, you should hear Bears fans. It’s all, 1985 this, and 1985 that….

  7. itspat23 says: May 14, 2014 9:07 PM

    Um not the biggest college fan but that program has produced multiple hall of fame players and studs in the NFL . Last time I check they won in the 70s 80 s 90s. And still winning. But you being a Kc guy I can understand your frustrated. You never win anything.

  8. chinahand11 says: May 14, 2014 9:39 PM

    Too bad; I wish the kid would have at least gotten a shot.

  9. navigator24 says: May 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    Feel bad for the kid. Hope he has his degree.

  10. thatsjustchipper says: May 15, 2014 8:22 AM

    Eh. moving on.

  11. phillynation1986 says: May 15, 2014 9:05 AM

    Well at least Eagles fan stay in the present and future….”This year is our year” and “There is always next year”.

  12. longsufferingkcfan says: May 15, 2014 2:45 PM

    No one can argue against the program’s past greatness. The key word there is past. Sure, Nebraska still wins more than they lose but they are no longer an elite program. The fans not only act like they still are, but act like it was them who were on the field making plays. Finally, it’s great being corrected by someone who can’t use your/you’re correctly. The “N” on the helmet really does stand for “nowledge” after all.

  13. johnycomments says: May 15, 2014 3:01 PM

    I’ve got a feeling that Chip would let him try out again after he’s all fixed up. Assuming he ever is…

    This strategy of stressing versatility is just about pure genius- while this guy or that 6′ 9″ Army Ranger might be long shots, the fact they can conceivably make the cut three different ways makes a huge difference in their odds, and gives depth elsewhere as well. That’s really smart.

  14. oldbyrd says: May 16, 2014 8:15 AM

    Looks like the kid put his foot in his mouth.

  15. hawkeye30 says: May 16, 2014 12:54 PM

    Actually, with his skill set he would have made a pretty good d back in the league. He would have been big and fast with great athletic ability. Eagles would’ve been smart to put him there besides quarterback.

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