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Eagles release LB Takeo Spikes

March 6, 2008 at 8:38 PM

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 (UPI) -- Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Takeo Spikes was released Thursday by the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder, a first-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1998 out of Auburn, spent the 2007 season with the Eagles after being acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.

He was Philadelphia's second-leading tackler with 86 (64 solo) and made one sack in 14 games.

A torn left rotator cuff caused him to miss the season's final two games.

"Takeo did a really good job for us last year," said Eagles coach Andy Reid in a release. "But we are excited about the young linebackers that have developed over the last year. We wish Takeo all the best. He's a true team player on and off the field."

The 10-year NFL veteran was the second big-name older player released by the Eagles in a week.

The other was defensive end Jevon Kearse last Thursday.

Kearse has signed with the Tennessee Titans.

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