Pro football is just a big revolving door, with lots of cash, torn ligaments and whores littered about. And only such a mechanism could facilitate the recent roster activity from the Philadelphia Eagles that probably seems a little more drastic than it already is. The rush of personnel activity was set off by McNabb’s fractured rib, an injury to which we would have expected the Eagles’ front office to become accustomed.
JEFF GARCIA SIGNED. The team has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Garcia, a 10-year veteran who played for Philadelphia in 2006 and went 6-2 in eight starts — including the playoffs — while McNabb was injured. via.
MICHAEL VICK ACTIVATED, HANK BASKETT CUT.The Philadelphia Eagles have elevated Michael Vick(notes) to the team’s 53-man roster.
The Eagles released receiver Hank Baskett(notes) to make room for Vick, who is eligible to play on Sept. 27 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team said on its Web site that Vick, who had been on the exempt list, will begin practicing with the team on Wednesday, though he cannot play in Sunday’s home opener against the New Orleans Saints. via.
Kevin Kolb [pronounced “Cobb” for some reason] will get the start next week in Philly if McNabb can’t go. Vick will be eligible to play in Week 3, but the Eagles were fortunate to find a guy on waivers in Garcia that’s familiar with their system, because he probably would have been sent packing as soon as he learned everything. He’ll already have to wear a different number from the one he wore in 2006, as that No. 7 now hangs in Vick’s locker.
But that’s what the NFL does; they blast a load on your chest and then throw your clothes on your face and point to the money on the nightstand and mutter, “Get out.” Why might be why Jeff Garcia is so excited to be back. It’s funny because everyone thinks he’s gay. Well, everyone but his smoking hot wife, but everyone knows that pretty girls are dumb.