Eagles say kind words about Thomas

March, 9, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Here's how the Philadelphia Eagles responded to left tackle Tra Thomas signing a three-year deal with the Jaguars. The Eagles are getting a lot of practice at this sort of thing:

"On behalf of the entire Eagles organization, I want to thank Tra Thomas for a fantastic 11-year run in Philadelphia," said Eagles president Joe Banner. "It's not often that offensive lineman get much praise and attention for their hard work, leadership and Pro Bowl play. But Tra deserves every ounce of it, and I know that our fans feel equally appreciative for everything he has done for this organization and the Philadelphia community. We will miss him and wish him all the best as he continues his career with the Jaguars.

Added head coach Andy Reid: "Tra has helped this organization win a lot of football games from a very important position on the football field. During his 11 years in this city, he's been nothing but a true professional and leader, both on and off the field. Most importantly, he's a proven winner in the National Football League and will go down as one of the finest offensive tackles in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles. We wish he and his family all of the best in Jacksonville."

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