The Philadelphia Eagles waived Julian Vandervelde with an injury settlement on Tuesday in order to comply with the NFL's 75-man roster limit deadline.
Vandervelde's tenure in Philadelphia was far from memorable. I'd venture a guess that many people didn't even realize that he was on the team or who he was.
If that's the case, however, here's something to remember Vandervelde by. It's a pretty funny/weird video of him invading a local news broadcast dressed up as Batman. The video emerged shortly around the debut of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.
This video also inspired Vandervelde's Twitter account name, which is very good: @Batmandervelde. Speaking of, Vandervelde left a goodbye message on Twitter shortly after the news about his release came out.
I want to thank the ownership, management, and coaches of The Philadelphia Eagles for believing in me and giving me a chance to play ball.— Julian Vandervelde (@BatMandervelde) August 26, 2014
My focus now is on rehab and how I can better myself for the road ahead. Whatever the future holds, Philadelphia will always be in my heart.— Julian Vandervelde (@BatMandervelde) August 26, 2014
God has given me this tremendous experience and opportunity for which I will be forever grateful. I love my brothers and will miss them.— Julian Vandervelde (@BatMandervelde) August 26, 2014
Good luck out there, Batman.