A few hours later, he is no longer a member of the team.
Weaver, along with DT Jeremy Clark, CB Gerard Lawson, DT Jeff Owens, and WR Jeremy Williams were released today. While it is not surprising to see Clark, Lawson, Owens and Williams go, seeing Weaver be released was a surprise.
What is even more surprising is the manner in which Weaver was released. News broke around 8:15pm that Weaver had been released. As fans and media members alike spoke about their fondness for the fullback, Weaver tweeted almost an hour and a half later then he infact had not heard from the Eagles, and was learning about his release through the media.
The NFL is a business, which the fans, media and Weaver all understand.
The Eagles have sense said that they did intact, let Weaver know he was being released. Clearly, some kind of miscommunication happened between Weaver, his agent, and the team.
But still, you have to imagine that as an organization, their might have been a better way to handle the situation. Weaver grabbed many of the fans hearts last season as he was helped off the field by his teammates. It’s hard to imagine their will not be significant public backlash.
In the NFL , only one thing is certain- N.F.L.= Not for Long.