Philadelphia Eagles veterans hoping they donít get cut

11/8/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsPhiladelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly faces a difficult task ahead and that is to remake the Eagles team. The Eagles have been having one of the worst seasons in their franchise history and it is up to Kelly to redesign the team. He knew that he could not accomplish that in a single season so he retained 31 players out of the 53 man roster of last year. Nine of those players were on injury lists for one reason or the other.
And he is finalizing his choices on the way. With nine games gone this season, there are 28 left. And the players will obviously be cut until Kelly is left with what he wants. And he is not discriminating the rookies from the pros. All he wants are the players who can play the game as he wants.
Veteran guard Todd Herremans said that he would be proud to be in the Eagles if Kelly would have it so. He said he had plans to retire an Eagle.
"I would love to be here," Herremans said.  "I would love to retire here. That's my plan. I don't know if it'll happen. But I'm trying to play as good as I can this year."
Kelly said that the players were eager to step into his program to rebuild the team and the veterans were foremost to support it, including Herremans.
Wide receiver Jason Avant said that it was the coach’s call and they had to do as he asked them.
"It's his ship. He's going to be here for a long time and you really have no option when it comes to that," he said. "Try to do what he says, work with it, and implement the system the best we can. I think, [on] the whole, that's what the guys have done."
Outside linebacker Trent Cole,  who has been with the team since the start of his career in 2005, said that he would be just as good in another team as he was with the Eagles.
"If I'm gone, I'm gone," he said. "I'll be playing somewhere else. It don't matter. I'm here to play for the Eagles, play for Chip Kelly. Until then, we'll see what happens."
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