Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 3/12/12
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Lost in the excitement of the potential new Eagles to be signed today and this week is the grim reality that some of our fave Birds are going to be released...I turned to a friend of this column, Matt Bowen, former NFL player who now writes for the Chicago Tribune, for his insight on what it's like to be cut from an NFL team on the eve of free agency...Matt Bowen played safety for seven years in the NFL, from 2000 to 2006, and provides readers with a unique insight into the game from a player's perspective. Bowen was a sixth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams and also played for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. He has a journalism degree from the University of Iowa and has written for a number of publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Washington Times and Pro Football Weekly. Bowen received a master’s degree in writing and publishing from DePaul University and is a member of the Pro Football Writers Associa...
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