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Comments from Eagles' players

Cornerback Sheldon Brown

"I think the signing is great because someone is giving him an opportunity to redeem his career and let his play speak for itself, so I have a lot of respect for that.

"He's one of those quarterbacks, similar to Donovan [McNabb]. The play doesn't have to be perfect for him to make something happen. That's what's so great about him. I'm just glad someone gave him an opportunity to reunite with the league and the union and be able to perform, because he's a heck of an athlete."

Safety Quintin Mikell

"He's a great player, good person, and everybody deserves a second chance. Everybody has been talking about what happened but at the end of the day, he paid his debt. We're going to welcome him here and hope that he can put everything back together by putting the right people around him and love him. ⦠He knows that we don't care about people's pasts and we're looking forward."

Linebacker Joe Mays

"I know he doesn't want to be in that position again, so I think he's going to be positive from here on out. That's what the Eagles see. I'm just looking forward to him coming in and contributing the best way he can."

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson

"He has a lot to prove to everybody and try to get back on the right track. On the field, he is very explosive. We got some things on this offense now, man.

"It's an unfortunate thing that he has been through, but he has a chance to make it right."

-- By Andre D. Williams

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