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Former Eagles in the News: A bunch of one-time Eagles get released around the NFL

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With the two-day cutting season underway in the NFL, it is easy to lose track of our teams' transactions. While the Eagles will dismiss at least 22 players over the two-day span, former Eagles are also feeling the impact of final cuts. For some of those former Eagles, it could be the end of the line for them in the NFL.

  • East-West Shrine Game legend Mike Kafka is looking for work again. The chrome-domed quarterback was cut by the Jaguars on Friday afternoon. He was engaged in a battle with Matt Scott for the third quarterback job. Apparently the battle was so bad for Scott and Kafka, that both quarterbacks were cut and replaced by Ricky Stanzi, who has never played in a regular season NFL game.
  • Offensive lineman Nate Menkin has been cut by the Texans, just three weeks after arriving in Houston. Menkin was acquired by the Texans in a trade with the Eagles for wide receiver Jeff Maehl (who as of Friday night was still on the roster). Menkin spent all last season taking up a roster spot on Philadelphia's bench. He never played in a game despite being part of the active roster for all of 2012.
  • The Browns have done away with running back Miguel Maysonet. The Stony Brook rookie took part in rookie minicamp with the Eagles before being released days before OTAs. He could be a practice squad player for the Browns but being cut on a team lacking running backs doesn't really bode well for the first-year player.
  • Former Eagles offensive tackle King Dunlap has won the starting left tackle job in San Diego. Dunlap won the battle against Max Starks, who was cut on Friday. It will interesting to see how well the Chargers run game performs with Dunlap as the blindside protector. You may want to drop Phillip Rivers as your backup quarterback in fantasy football.
  • Former Eagles (barely) starting quarterback Kevin Kolb is done for the year with the Bills. The former second-round pick suffered a serious concussion a few weeks ago and just has had serious injury issues all throughout his career. He may be forced to retire due to the severity of his concussion.
  • Trent Edwards is done in Chicago. The former Eagles' third-stringer is probably done in the NFL. He was competing for the third-string quarterback job with Jordan (not Carson) Palmer for a now-non-existent job. The Bears will not keep a third quarterback.
  • Former Eagles special teamer Tom Nelson is also out with the Bears. One of the notable fringe players in the league due to his appearance on Hard Knocks several years ago, Nelson may have had his last shot in the league. He played for the Eagles in the last few games of the 2011 season but spent all last year out of football after he was let go by Philadelphia during final cuts.

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