Trot: 2nd Workout Even Better

Jeremiah Trotter worked out for the Eagles again Monday, the team and Trotter confirmed.Jeremiah Trotter, once and future linebacker?

Trotter told your Eagletarian that the session went "two to three times better than last time" -- the workout held for Trotter last Thursday. Eagles coach Andy Reid said after that one he was impressed with how well Trotter moved, after a 2008 knee 'scope, which Trotter feels has given him back some of the agility he'd lost, when he drifted out of the NFL at age 30, at the end of the 2007 season.

Trotter wouldn't say whether he feels he is about to be signed -- "I can't say any more (than that the session went well), I'll leave that to 'Big Red,' " he said. But that certainly would seem to be a reasonable inference from the tone of his remarks.

Trotter said that this time, the Eagles wanted to get a feel for his lateral movement. He worked against a pass receiver -- "one of the rookies" -- in coverage. "Obviously, I didn't have any blockers in front of me, but the feedback I got, it went very well," he said.

Trotter said that to say his knee feels better than it did in 2007 "is an understatement."

Trotter was a four-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker in two separate stints with the Birds, 1998-2002 and 2004-2007. He was cut in the '07 preseason, partly because of the development of Omar Gaither, who led the Eagles with seven solo tackles in Sunday's 34-14 victory over Kansas City. At 6-2, 262, though, Trotter is a much stronger force against the run than the Eagles currently possess, in the absence of original starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley, who went down with an ACL tear in training camp.


To see our earlier post on Domo's second take off Sunday's game, click here.