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Tomlinson, Westbrook Cut: Nick Folk Signs With Jets

It looks like a bad year to be a veteran in the NFL. First the Chargers 9 year vet LaDainian Tomlinson and now the Eagles have delivered a shiny new axe to .

I must say that L.T. leaving San Diego is a story that's been in the making for a while now. It was just this time last year when the mill was swirling with the pending decision to keep or cut him. It's the first of his nine seasons to finish the year with under 1,100 yards rushing.

Though the general consensus is that his release was due to monetary constraints. It doesn't hurt that was technically backing Tomlinson up either.

Brian Westbrook, however, has come on as a franchise runner in Philly so I doubt anyone expected that he'd be released.

Westbrook did have some issues over a concussion that helped put a spotlight on the late and great movement toward player and giving concussed players ample time to heal before checking back into the game. He missed a few games and ended the year well short of his best season yardage with only 274 yards on the ground.

Personally, I'm surprised enough by the Eagles' move that I'd now think twice before saying with any degree of confidence that or wouldn't be released. Westbrook may not have been the top rusher in Philadelphia the past two years, but he wasn't considered expendable either.

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Looks like that trip to New York for tryouts wasn't a wasted effort after all for the former Cowboys . The Jets have signed him to a one year deal, opting to go with a rebounding Folk over veteran place kicker Jay Feely.

Maybe Folk can turn things around before they get any worse for him.

Don't forget, I want your reactions to Tomlinson and Westbrook being released, and Folk's future with the J – E – T – S.

Bryson T
Bryson T
Nothing gives me greater joy than the experience of being a Dallas Cowboys fan come time to check another victory on the schedule every Sunday. I live Inside The Star everyday and blog on it occasionally, as well. Follow us on Twitter - @InsideTheStarDC

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