Trotter in for a Workout?
I was shocked to see the late afternoon blog headlines on philly.com yesterday proclaiming that Jeremiah Trotter worked out for Coach Andy Reid. Really? Jeremiah Trotter was cut during training camp two seasons ago. He went on to play for Tampa Bay in a reserve roll and then was entirely out of football last season. I don’t get it.
However, we all know that Eagles are having problems at the middle linebacker spot since Stewart Bradley went down with an injury. Trotter manned the position successfully over two stints for the Eagles. With Trotter’s knee issues – the reason he has been out of football – I don’t think he could come back in and contribute at a top level. Trotter claims he had been working out with a trainer and with some of his former teammates, while continuing his current gig as a sports personality at 610 WIP. Also, he has been in contact with Coach Reid since Bradley went down with an injury, so from Trotter’s perspective, the workout wasn’t entirely out of the blue.
Here is the PhilaTude take:
Coach Reid brought Trotter in for a workout to almost “threaten” Joe Mays and Omar Gaither to get their acts together. I don’t think there is any intent to sign Trotter. Also, Coach Reid brought in Trotter for the workout to appease, what I think is repeated requests, Trotter’s insistence to Coach Reid that he can still play football. This workout turned out to be a motivator for the current linebackers and a wake-up call to Trotter that his on the field football career is probably over.