Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eagles moves: LB Daniels claimed, Boiman released, McDougle a Giant

The Eagles finalized their 53 man roster yesterday but that doesn't mean they are done tinkering with it. The team claimed a former Eagle, linebacker Tank Daniels, and added him to the roster. To make room for Daniels, LB Rocky Boiman was released.

Daniels, who played 6 games for the Eagles in 2006, was released by the New York Giants. Daniels knows the system and is a good special teams player, so he is a good addition to the team. He's not a star player, but he knows his role and he will play it well.

Boiman is now looking for a job. I was surprised he even made the team initially, considering how poorly he played in the preseason. They were looking for Boiman to be a special teams leader but it never happened.

McDougle to the Giants Meanwhile, one former Eagle has found a new job. Defensive end Jerome McDougle, who had an outstanding preseason, was signed by the New York Giants to help them replace Osi Umenyiora, who they lost for the season. While it hurts to see the Eagles help out a division rival, McDougle isn't going to be the Giants savior. McDougle was a bust for the Eagles for the last few years, so just because he had a couple of good games against back-ups from other teams doesn't mean he's going to be a stud. Seeing as how he's probably the 5th defensive end in New York, he might not even suit up most games for the Giants. Don't mourn the loss of McDougle until he actually does something on the field in the regular season.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

In that draft, the Eagles could have picked Anquan Boldin instead of McDougle, Jason Witten instead of LJ Smith, Asante Samuel instead of Billy McMullen, Dan Koppen instead of Jamaal Green, and Cato June instead of Jeremy Bridges.

Hindsight is 20/20, but the Eagles blew it completely in the 2003 draft.

EnriqueFed said...

Wow, talk about a blown draft. Boldin would look real nice right now.

RunTheBuffet said...

it's tough to see any of your players go to the "other side"; I guess we can just hope that he's a Trotter, and doesn't do well outside of our organization...

Anonymous said...

If you are going to bring a guy that is just going to play special teams! Bring in a Jason Short!!! but y would you bring in a ok Special teams guy that is not a star player?!

Anonymous said...

There has been so many bad picks by the Eagles, and they force them to be stars when they are not! Management would have a Draft pick with less potential start over a free agent because their is someone higher up that selected this bad draft pick, and the organization poured millions of dollars into him! Now they need to justify giving this average player millions. So they make it work, because they don't want to lose their jobs, so they justify it! It's a sad system but for the most part TRUE! Fortunately for the Eagles they have had Great coaches to make up for bad decision making and Picks!