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NGT- Eagles waive undrafted FA QB Jamie Newman

jvm52106 : 6/10/2021 8:49 am
not long after Gil Brandt had reported that some in the Eagles Organization really liked what they saw of him so far this Spring.

A number of folks looked at him as a developmental QB prospect but he didn't last long in Philly.
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I'd be interested in bringing him on the PS  
Anakim : 6/10/2021 8:58 am : link
He has a lot of tools to work with and I think he offers more upside than Thorson.
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eric2425ny : 6/10/2021 9:15 am : link
Florida WR Trevon Grimes  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2021 9:59 am : link
Was also released. I know some here wanted him as an UDFA.
RE: Florida WR Trevon Grimes  
Anakim : 6/10/2021 10:02 am : link
In comment 15283742 Jay on the Island said:
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Was also released. I know some here wanted him as an UDFA.


He injured his knee. No team will claim and he'll revert to the Eagles IR list.
RE: I'd be interested in bringing him on the PS  
Big Al : 6/10/2021 10:03 am : link
In comment 15283685 Anakim said:
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He has a lot of tools to work with and I think he offers more upside than Thorson.
is this based on your scouting or what you have read?
RE: RE: I'd be interested in bringing him on the PS  
Anakim : 6/10/2021 10:05 am : link
In comment 15283746 Big Al said:
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In comment 15283685 Anakim said:


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He has a lot of tools to work with and I think he offers more upside than Thorson.

is this based on your scouting or what you have read?


A bit of both. I mean he obviously didn't play last season and his Senior Bowl week was subpar, but he looked really promising once upon a time at Wake Forest
Not interested  
Rick in Dallas : 6/10/2021 10:06 am : link
he looked awful in the Senior Bowl week of practices.
RE: Not interested  
Anakim : 6/10/2021 10:09 am : link
In comment 15283754 Rick in Dallas said:
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he looked awful in the Senior Bowl week of practices.


But here's the thing: when was the last time he played organized football prior to the Senior Bowl? I'd be more surprised if he was impressive.
These..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/10/2021 10:11 am : link
guys are a dime a dozen. When you get cut during a mini-camp, you can't even show the potential that you have what it takes to be a starter.

Undrafted and washes out before even reaching training camp. On a team that has an unsettled QB situation.
RE: These..  
Anakim : 6/10/2021 10:14 am : link
In comment 15283758 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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guys are a dime a dozen. When you get cut during a mini-camp, you can't even show the potential that you have what it takes to be a starter.

Undrafted and washes out before even reaching training camp. On a team that has an unsettled QB situation.


Certainly not a vote of confidence for him to be cut so early. That's true.
His decision to leave WF  
lugnut : 6/10/2021 10:30 am : link
and transfer to UGA might have been the worst of his life. He lit it up his last season at WF and was absolutely cemented as the starter for the next season. I think it went to his head; made some vaguely condescending announcement that he'd done all he could there and was moving on to bigger, better things (yeah, I know UGA has a QB "guru," but still...). Been all downhill from there.
RE: These..  
mort christenson : 6/10/2021 1:30 pm : link
In comment 15283758 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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guys are a dime a dozen. When you get cut during a mini-camp, you can't even show the potential that you have what it takes to be a starter.

Undrafted and washes out before even reaching training camp. On a team that has an unsettled QB situation.
I believe I am legally required to mention the name of Chase Blackburn here. I don't necessarily want to but I don't make the rules.
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Go Terps : 6/10/2021 1:53 pm : link
If the Giants were going to add to the QB depth chart I'd rather they look at Minshew if the rumors of his trade cost are correct...
Jags only looking for 5th or 6th rounder for Minshew? - ( New Window )
Gil Brandt liked him?  
Gatorade Dunk : 6/10/2021 2:07 pm : link
And yet the Eagles cut him, is what they did.
RE: His decision to leave WF  
BigBlueBuff : 6/10/2021 2:27 pm : link
In comment 15283775 lugnut said:
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and transfer to UGA might have been the worst of his life. He lit it up his last season at WF and was absolutely cemented as the starter for the next season. I think it went to his head; made some vaguely condescending announcement that he'd done all he could there and was moving on to bigger, better things (yeah, I know UGA has a QB "guru," but still...). Been all downhill from there.

I'm a pretty plugged in FSU fan and remember thinking this same exact thing at the time. He was in a great situation and made an unforced error.
I'd rather they kept Clayton Thorson on the PS and develop him  
Tom in NY : 6/11/2021 3:03 am : link
as a solid #2 to DJ for the coming years.
At Northwestern Thorson showed a very good arm and solid overall QB play.
It would be good to have him assume the #2 after this season, if for no other reason than to keep the salary cap cost down.
Of course, let's see how he plays in the pre-season games to confirm this potential.
RE: Gil Brandt liked him?  
BlueVinnie : 6/12/2021 8:16 am : link
In comment 15283961 Gatorade Dunk said:
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And yet the Eagles cut him, is what they did.

LOL!
Dont fault anyone  
Ned In Atlanta : 6/12/2021 11:31 am : link
for opting out last year given all the uncertainty and i have no idea what his family situation was. But seems like this kid may really regret not playing at UGA last year
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