Just when you thought it was safe to be a former Eagle, a few ex-Birds are dealing with injuries this week. That's right, the injury bug is not just in love with current members of the Eagles.
The news isn't all bad as some players are advancing with their new teams. Heck, even Trent Edwards is making headlines.
- Linebacker Adrian Moten played just one game with the Eagles in 2011 and he won't get the chance to play one with the Detroit Lions. The two-year veteran was cut by Detroit to make way for veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis. It is basically like trading spoiled turnips for a pack of raisins (because Mathis is old).
- Apparently, folks in the Buffalo area believe E.J. Manuel has already beaten out Kevin Kolb for the starting quarterback position. Still, Manuel will miss the next two preseason games due to injury. Kolb will have a chance to prove he can make an impact as the starter while he splits reps with rookie Jeff Tuel.
- Running back Ronnie Brown is on the roster bubble in San Diego. The fact that he has been allowed back into an NFL locker room following his performance in the 49ers at Eagles game in 2011, is beyond me. The guy caused a play that basically derailed the Eagles and jump-started the 49ers. Alex Smith owes Brown a cookie.
- As previously mentioned former Eagles quarterback Trent Edwards is in the news. The Stanford alum is now a Chicago Bear. He will compete in the third and fourth preseason games with Jordan (not Carson) Palmer for the second or third-string spot on the depth chart. Good luck to Trent.
- Moise Fokou is now officially a starter on Tennessee. If you have followed this weekly column recently, you know that Fokou has been competing with Colin McCarthy for the starting middle linebacker spot. Head coach Mike Munchak has confirmed that Fokou has won the job. Fokou played mostly SAM linebacker for the Eagles from 2009-2011.
- Former Eagles lineback Stewart Bradley has gone from high to low in just one week. Last week, he was named the starting middle linebacker for the Broncos and now he is out indefinitely following wrist surgery. It's another bad break for a guy who seemingly can't stay healthy.
- Former Eagles running back Dion Lewis has also been knocked off in a time when he was thriving. Lewis broke his leg in last week's Browns' preseason game. He had been a big bright spot up until his injury as he was pegged to be the third down back in the offense. He will likely be placed on season-ending injured reserve.