LB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Free agent Trent Cole is planning to visit the Browns on Sunday and the Colts on Monday.
The Browns could use another quality pass rusher and Cole would fill that need. Cole, at age 32, is probably headed towards a situational pass rushing role wherever he ends up.
The Philadelphia Eagles released long-time DE/LB Trent Cole on Wednesday. He had just finished his 10th season with the team, after being drafted in the 5th round of the 2005 draft by the Eagles. Cole played his college ball at the University of Cincinnati.
Cole has been a warrior over the last decade, racking up a whopping 88.5 career sacks over his career. He was a good soldier the last two years, as the team transitioned to a 3-4 from the 4-3 defense he had played for eight seasons, asking Cole to play a different position than he was accustomed to, and he did so without a complaint. His play was decent this past season, it just wasn't good enough to justify the $10 mil salary he was set to make this upcoming season. Though Cole is 32 years old, he still has some gas in the tank and should help a team in need of a 4-3 Defensive End.
Trent Cole was a big factor against the Tennessee Titans this weekend, putting up two sacks and four tackles.
This season Trent Cole has been largely under the radar; he has 4.5 sacks and 30 tackles on the year. With the loss of DeMeco Ryans, the pressure on Cole has went up and he has responded. Since Week 10, he has three sacks and 10 tackles. The matchup against the Dallas Cowboys this week will require Cole to be a presence if the Eagles hope to stop the NFL's leading rusher, DeMarco Murray.