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Eagles to release Witherspoon

The Eagles will release former St. Louis Rams OLB Will Witherspoon in the coming days, according to this report, rather than pay him the $5 million in salary he's due in 2010. This would be a nice pick up for the Rams, who traded him during the season for WR Brandon Gibson. Not necessarily to guarantee the starting WLB job, but it would definitely bolster the LBers. 

Check out this stat from that same article about Gibson:

Gibson had 34 receptions for 348 yards and a touchdown in eight games with the Rams. Over the last eight weeks of the season, no rookie had more receptions than Gibson. Michael Crabtree also had 34, and Jeremy Maclin had 30.

Potential win-win?