This week, the Eagles will be playing against two guys that formerly played for Philly, Will Witherspoon and Jason Babin. Witherspoon was released by Philly in a salary dump move (Spoon was scheduled to make about $5M in 2010); Babin left via free agency. Both are having good seasons, particularly Babin:
Babin - 24 tackles, 6 sacks.
Witherspoon - 26 tackles, 3 sacks.
Come on, guys... Where was that production in Philly?
Obviously, the Eagles' offseason brought major changes. Let's take a look at how some of the other players that were with the Eagles in 2009 have fared with their new teams:
Donovan McNabb (Redskins) - 125 of 215 (58.1%) for 1561 yards (7.3 ypa), 5 TD, 5 INT, 78.8 QB rating. Unimpressive numbers for sure, as McNabb is currently 24th in the NFL in QB rating. In fairness, McNabb is playing with below average weapons in the pasing game in Washington, and the Redskins are much improved with a 3-3 record thus far. Still, McNabb has been very average.
Brian Westbrook (49ers) - 2 carries, 6 yards. 3 catches, 25 yards. One of the best RBs in Eagles franchise history, Westbrook has been a non-factor so far for the Niners.
Sheldon Brown (Browns) - 26 tackles, 1 INT. The former Eagles fan favorite has not played well with his new team, as he has been beaten on several big plays this season. Brown had a giant target on him in the Browns win over Cincinnati, in which Terrell Owens had 10 catches for 222 yards.
Shawn Andrews (Giants) - Shockingly, he's actually contributing some for the Giants. He had to sub in for the injured David Diehl against Houston, and did a great job keeping Mario Williams away from Eli Manning.
Reggie Brown - Was cut by the Buccaneers. Currently a free agent.
Kevin Curtis - Battling cancer.
Macho Harris - Currently a free agent.
Quintin Demps - Currently a free agent.
Chris Clemons (Seahawks) - 18 tackles, 4.5 sacks. In Philly, Clemons was mostly disappointing as a pass rushing specialist (although he did have his moments), and was a disaster on special teams. But he's found success so far in Seattle, with 4.5 sacks in just 5 games so far.
Chris Gocong (Browns) - 26 tackles. New system, same player. No forced fumbles, no sacks, no INTs. Still isn't making any plays in the 3-4.
Sean Jones (Buccaneers) - 22 tackles. Oddly enough, the Eagles can use Jones. He was great in kick coverage last year, an area that has been a problem area for Philly this year. Jones is starting for Tampa.
Darren Howard - Currently a free agent.
Tracy White (Patriots) - 8 tackles. Playing special teams for New England.
Joe Mays (Broncos) - 4 tackles. Mostly playing special teams in Denver.