Jamaal Jackson's agent expects Eagles to release his client

Posted: January 06, 2012

The agent for center Jamaal Jackson expects the veteran Eagle to be released once the NFL's new league year begins in March.

"It would surprise me greatly if they did not release him," said Jackson's agent, J.R. Rickert. "But that's a team decision."

Jackson is the longest-tenured Eagle, having joined the team in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, and he started every game in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and the first 15 of 2009 before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at the end of that season. He came back for the 2010 opener but tore his triceps, and he lost his starting job last summer to rookie Jason Kelce.

Grigson seeks GM job

The Eagles have granted director of player personnel Ryan Grigson permission to interview for the Colts and Rams general manager openings, according to an NFL source.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times first reported that Grigson was in play for a couple of GM openings.

After four seasons as director of college scouting, Grigson was promoted to his current position in early 2010. Grigson, 39, has been with the Eagles since 2003, when he joined the staff as a scout.

Kelce has foot strain

Center Jason Kelce will not require surgery after the team determined that his injury is a mild right foot sprain, the Eagles said Thursday.

Kelce hurt his foot in the final game and there was concern that it was a Lisfranc sprain, which would require a lengthy recovery. But he does not have such an injury, the Eagles said.

The Eagles also re-signed center Dallas Reynolds to a futures contract. Reynolds has been on the team's practice squad.


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