The final weekend before the Philadelphia Eagles enter training camp is upon us, and that alone is reason enough to get excited if you’re a fan of the midnight green. As the final days of Summer pass, we all turn our attention to what’s going on with the roster.
A 90-man version must be trimmed to 53 men and a practice squad, but as we smile about what has to be seen as good news in the drama that has surrounded the best tight end in team history, Zach Ertz, it’s undeniable that more familiar faces will leave the nest. That includes one that we haven’t discussed in a while.
A Philadelphia Eagles fan-favorite offers a fond farewell.
According to longtime ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson, who first reported the news, Cre’Von LeBlanc is signing a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Shortly thereafter, he issued the following statement via his official Instagram account.
Birds fans will always remember him picking off Drew Brees in the Divisional Round of an exciting postseason run that came down to Philly getting within a few plays of winding up in a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game. ‘Strap’ will always be loved in the City of Brotherly Love, but as he put it, it’s time for him to take his talents to South Beach.
On another note, dare we say that LeBlanc will find his way back into the playoffs again before the Birds will? It may not happen as the AFC East has some strong squads in both the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots. Philly has a better chance than some give them credit for by virtue of playing in the NFC East. Here’s something we haven’t stated yet though.
What if Cre’Von LeBlanc goes to Miami and becomes a true difference-maker? That sure won’t end the argument that the Philadelphia Eagles do an all-time trash job of developing their prospects, and after watching Nelson Agholor become a serviceable wide receiver with the Las Vegas Raiders a season ago, no one will be happy if Strap does the same thing in South Beach. You might really see Eagles fans go over the rails then.