In a move that shakes up the team's quarterback depth chart, the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday released 10th-year veteran Koy Detmer and signed A.J. Feeley, who had been jettisoned on Monday by San Diego, to a two-year contract.
Feeley, 29, began his career with the Eagles in 2001, as a fifth-round draft choice, and he spent three years in Philadelphia before being traded to Miami in 2004. After a dismal 2004 season with the Dolphins, he was dealt to the Chargers in 2005.
Almost as interesting as Feeley's return to the Eagles is the departure of Detmer, a respected veteran who was well respected by his teammates, and who for years was the backup to Donovan McNabb. Notable as well is that Detmer served as the holder for kicker David Akers, a chore many felt would allow him to keep a spot on the roster.