Philadelphia Eagles’ Return Policy: Remember Game One in 2007?


Published: April 30, 2009


... kick returner. Unfortunately, Bloom was injured for the season and the possibility of having the best returner since Brian Mitchell was put on hold.

In 2007, after much anticipation, Bloom was healthy, but ended up being released before the regular season begun. The crazy part was, he was part of the final cut, without a legitimate returner to replace him.

Andy Reid decided that he would give the ultra-talented Greg Lewis a chance. He also brought back safety J.R. Reed to help out, as well.

In case you don't remember, that decision caused disaster as soon as the Eagles regular season started in Green Bay. Both Lewis and Reed fumbled punts that immediately resulted in low Green Bay scores, and ultimately lost the game, which sparked an 8-8 season.

Reid quickly addressed the situation by re-signing the most exciting two-yard return man in NFL history, Reno Mahe. Obviously, there was no confidence in the special team's ability to obtain decent field position...

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