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Eagles Release OLB Trent Cole

The Philadelphia Eagles announce they have released linebacker Trent Cole.

A fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005 out of Cincinnati, the 32-year-old Cole ranks second in Eagles history with 85.5 sacks in 10 seasons, trailing only Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. A two-time Pro Bowl selection (2007, 09) and an All-Pro honoree in 2009, Cole appeared in 155 games (145 starts) in a Philadelphia uniform, totaling 795 tackles and 20 multi-sack games.

"We spoke with Trent and his agent and expressed a desire to have him back," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "We have been talking for a couple of weeks. However, at this point, we think it's best to let him explore other options around the NFL."

Trent Cole, released by the Eagles Wednesday, remains one of the best players in franchise history ...

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