The city of Philadelphia is completely focused on the Phillies right now so it's no surprise that when Eagles safety J.R. Reed wore a jersey of the Tampa Bay Rays in the Birds locker room on Monday, he caught some slack for it. But jeez, we didn't think it warranted cutting the guy.
Reed is a Tampa native and decided to show his support for the Rays by sporting a B.J. Upton jersey and Rays hat yesterday at the Eagles practice facility -- an understandable yet risky move in this city. The Eagles today released Reed in a move that likely had absolutely nothing to do with his choice of baseball allegiances.
In reality, the move was done to make room for a Philadelphia local boy getting a shot with the Eagles. Still, isn't it ironic. Just a bit.
The Eagles -- who already have employed backup defensive tackle Dan Kelcko and former Penn State running back Tony Hunt at the position -- signed former Naval Academy and New England Patriots fullback Kyle Eckel to their 53-man roster.
At least we can be pretty sure about who Eckel is cheering for in the World Series.