Monday, October 29, 2007

Eagles cut McCoy

The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Matt McCoy Monday, a day after the former second-round pick was flagged for a silly personal foul penalty against the Minnesota Vikings.

To replace McCoy on the roster, the Birds promoted linebacker Akeem Jordan from the practice squad.

Signed as a rookie free agent following the 2007 draft, Jordan (6-1, 226) posted 299 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks, and six interceptions in 26 starts at James Madison University.

In 2006, he finished second in the Buck Buchanan voting (Division I-AA’s top defender) and earned Atlantic 10 Conference defensive player of the year honors.

Jordan was also a member of JMU’s national championship squad in 2004.

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