Eagles release LB Will Witherspoon

The Philadelphia Eagles have released linebacker Will

Witherspoon.

The 29-year-old Witherspoon was acquired from St. Louis in a

trade last October. He was scheduled to earn $5 million this

season. The move was announced Friday.

Witherspoon played 12 games for the Eagles, recording 56

tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble.

Injuries forced Philadelphia to try numerous linebacker

combinations last season, and Witherspoon started in the middle and

at the weakside spot.