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Report: Eagles work out Trotter

At first, when I read the Tweets, I assumed there was some joke that I missed.

Report: Eagles work out Trotter

The Eagles have worked out former linebacker Jeremiah Trotter according to reports. (Jerry Lodriguss / Staff Photographer)
The Eagles have worked out former linebacker Jeremiah Trotter according to reports. (Jerry Lodriguss / Staff Photographer)

At first, when I read the Tweets, I assumed there was some joke that I missed.

But it turns out that the report is serious.

The Eagles have worked out Jeremiah Trotter, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to the report, the Birds wanted to see what kind of shape he was in.

Wow. Where to begin?

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Trotter has been out of the league since 2007 when he played three games for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

He of course had a pair of stints with the Eagles, one from 1998-2001 and another from 2004-2006.

Trotter is 32 years old and has been working as a radio host on 610 WIP.

This is pretty funny because you hear callers from time to time joke with Trotter about getting the pads back on and helping the Eagles. Some (pointing to self) always took the subject as a joke, but apparently maybe he's not done yet.

What does this say about the faith the Eagles have in their current linebacking situation? As I broke down earlier this week, Omar Gaither and Chris Gocong had particularly rough outings on Sunday aaginst the Saints.

So what do you say? Do you want the Axe Man back?

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