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Eagles Release Walker

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Herschel Walker, the Philadelphia Eagles’ do-everything workhorse and most popular player, got his wish given the team’s new direction.

He was released outright.

“That’s what I wanted,” Walker said from his home. “I got my release. Now I can go talk to a couple of teams, ‘cause I’m not ready to give it up yet.”

Walker, 33, the Eagles’ offensive MVP the last two seasons, did not name the teams he might want to play for next.

Walker told Eagles president Harry Gamble last week he would rather be released than accept a pay cut after the team signed free-agent Ricky Watters to assume the role of the Eagles’ featured running back.

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