Aug 262011
 
Former Eagles DT Marlon Favorite

The Eagles cut DT Marlon Favorite, amongst others

The Eagles have cut defensive tackle Marlon Favorite, running back Derrick Locke, linebacker Brandon Peguese and wide receiver Terrance Turner.

It’s a nice gesture to these players as it gives them a jump on catching on with another team.  The Eagles, like the rest of the NFL, must get their rosters down from 90 to 80 by Tuesday.  None of those guys were going to make the team, and it’s likely none of them will stick elsewhere, but every advantage helps.

Favorite is a third year veteran who actually showed some skills in the preseason.  He was never really in the running to make the team but he does have practice squad eligibility remaining.  After signing with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie in 2009, Favorite has bounced around over the past two seasons after, spending short stints with the St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and now the Eagles.  He also played for the UFL’s Hartford Colonials in 2010.

The other three players were undrafted and didn’t even see game time Thursday night.  They should likely start looking for a 9-5 but will no doubt try to sign on somewhere else as they chase their NFL dreams.

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