One day before the start of the team’s voluntary minicamp, the Eagles announced that they have released quarterback Trent Edwards.
That leaves Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinnie as the remaining quarterbacks on the roster.
Edwards beat out an injured Mike Kafka last offseason to claim the No. 3 quartererback spot. He served as a mentor to Foles as the Arizona product navigated his rookie season. The 29-year old saw action in the regular-season finale, completing a pair of passes for 14 yards.
This move does not come as a great surprise, particularly after the signings of Dixon and Kinnie.
It is interesting to note, however, that Foles is the only QB on the current roster that is considered a traditional dropback passer.
“I think when you’re looking at mobility, it’s part of the equation,” said Howie Roseman Monday. “It’s always been part of the equation here, but is that the first critical factor? There are things we look at before we get to that.”
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