Eagles release former Georgia Bulldogs star 29 years after his final game

The Eagles move on from one of their former Georgia Bulldogs standouts.
Bernard Williams
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There are seemingly 700 sources from which Philadelphia Eagles content can be digested. Some communicate in ways that others don't. Others tell stories that some of the majority won't. Every so often, however, we all find the need to report the same information.

This one feels like it needs a mention. Almost three decades after former first-round selection Bernard Williams played his final game, Philly has officially moved on and has announced his release.

Interested? We certainly as heck were.

The Eagles officially released Bernard Williams and Myles Jack from their roster.

Almost three decades before the Eagles took Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean in the same NFL Draft (and then took Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith, and Kelee Ringo in another), they rolled the dice on another former Georgia Bulldogs star. The Eagles made Bernard Williams the 14th overall selection in 1994's NFL Draft. They finally announced his release on Thursday.

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was also released.

Bernard Williams had spent 29 years on the NFL's suspended list. He hasn't played in a game since Christmas Eve in 1994. In July of 1995, he was suspended by league offices for six games after he tested positive for marijuana. 

Three months later, he was suspended for the remainder of the season. He was a member of the BC Lions (2000), the Memphis Maniax (2001), the Detroit Fury (2001–2002), and the Toronto Argonauts (2003–2006). He never played another NFL game though.

It's an unusual transaction. Williams is 51 years old, but this comes as the result of the NFL's push to remove old players from several reserve lists.

Hopefully, this one won't come back to bite our Birds though. Occasionally, we see guys leave the Eagles franchise and excel in other cities, but something tells us we won't have to worry about any revenge games.

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