Jun 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Kenny Phillips (21) addresses the media during minicamp at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles release safety Kenny Phillips


As the NFL’s deadline for roster cut-downs approaches, the Philadelphia Eagles made one of the bigger splashes in adding to the ever-growing free agent pool.

According to widespread reports, the Eagles have elected to cut veteran safety Kenny Phillips before he ever played a game in Philadelphia. Phillips was inked to a 1-year deal back in March as a flier after a 5-year stint with the New York Giants, but a combination of bad health in his legs and ineffectiveness on the field apparently did him in.

In his five seasons with the Giants, Phillips appeared in 15+ games three times, but he appeared in only 7 games during an injury-plagued campaign in 2012. Phillips’ talent is undeniable, but he was considered to be inconsistent at times, and that led to his eventual exit from New York. As far as the Eagles are concerned, they brought in Phillips as a high-reward flier, but it is clear that they couldn’t pencil him into the lineup without some guarantee of health that Phillips couldn’t provide.

It is probably too early to discuss potential destinations for Phillips, but with his former team suffering the loss of Stevie Brown for the season, there could be a perfect match in the Big Apple. There isn’t clear interest (yet) from the Giants, but sometimes, the obvious move is the right move. Stay tuned to see where he lands.

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