Jevon Kearse Gets the Ax, Reed Signed, Hanson Tendered

Thursday, February 28, 2008 ·

In a series of moves today, the Eagles cut former pro-bowl defensive end, Jevon Kearse, signed safety, J.R. Reed to a one-year contract, and gave cornerback, Joselio Hanson, a one-year tender offer. If another club signs Hanson to an offer sheet, the Eagles have seven days to match it. If the Eagles fail to do so, they will receive a second-round pick as compensation.

Jevon Kearse played 4 seasons with the Eagles, but missed 19 games during that span and never had more than 7 1/2 sacks in a season.

This was move we all knew was going to happen. Kearse in-efficient play during much of his Eagles career has been criticized with the rest of the Eagles' lack of defensive pressure. Kearse would have been due around 8 million if he played and his cap hit for his release will be somewhat around 4 million.

With regard to Reed, he played well enough last year to earn a tryout in training camp to make the team full time as a back-up safety. Hanson is slotted to be the teams nickel cornerback next season.

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