Eagles announce two puzzling decisions ahead of rookie minicamp

Jeffrey Lurie (left) Howie Roseman (right), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Jeffrey Lurie (left) Howie Roseman (right), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Let the madness and the chaos begin! Okay, maybe that was a bit dramatic, but the Philadelphia Eagles have given us much to talk about.

Long before the organization made the announcement, we were aware of their decision as Nate Herbig’s agent, Ken Sarnoff, confirmed that his client wouldn’t be returning to Philly for a fourth season.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo issued the following via his Twitter account on Monday.

Here’s some fallout following the Eagles’ decision and one more nugget to make note of.

We could place this one in the category of ‘surprising’ right? A restricted free agent this past March, the Eagles elected to tender Herbig, which, in effect, demonstrated there was interest in keeping him around and disallowed him from seeking an opportunity with a new team of his choosing.

That appears to be out of the window now as Philly officially announced his release on May 4th, a little over 48 hours after Garafolo made us aware of their decision as the first full week of May got underway. Perhaps the impending return of Isaac Seumalo and Jack Driscoll and the Eagles’ decision to draft Cam Jurgens makes him expendable?

Fear not if you’re a Herbig fan. If no other opportunities come his way, you can best believe the Birds have him on speed dial. They like guys that they already know.

In other news, following the announcement that the Cleveland Browns were hiring Eagles vice president of football operations, Catherine Raîche, for a front-office role with assistant GM-like responsibilities, Philadelphia also announced the firing of their director of scouting operations, Casey Weidl.

He’s the brother of the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, Andy Weidl.  Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an intriguing write-up on that one if you’re interested.

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Casey had been with Philadelphia since the 2016 season and was the director of scouting operations for Philadelphia during the past two seasons. Andy, if you’ll remember, interviewed for the Pittsburgh Steelers general manager job this past February.

It’s been an interesting week. Things figure to get even more intriguing. Eagles rookie minicamp begins on Friday, May 6th.