The Eagles may have known all about what was in the NJ.com article, but the teams they were trying to get a draft pick from certainly didn’t. When that article came out this morning, the Eagles knew there was no way any team would give up a draft pick AND take on his huge $10.5 million salary.
Once that article came out, their hands were tied. They had no other choices but to cut him or keep him, and they had decided long ago not to keep him.
They cut him today BECAUSE the article came out today. The timing was no surprise at all … at least not to me.