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Ellis Hobbs calls his stint with the Eagles ‘awkward’

06.09.11 at 1:50 pm ET
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Ellis Hobbs (AP)

Ellis Hobbs told us the other day that he’s in no hurry to decide on a possible return to the NFL, but it doesn’t sound like the unrestricted free agent is going to be back with the Eagles. Hobbs, who was traded to Philadelphia from New England following the 2008 season in a draft-day deal, lamented that things were simply “awkward” between him and the Eagles over the last two seasons.

“The thing I had in Philadelphia was so fast and so awkward. They had starters there, so it wasn’t the best situation for me, and then, with the injury, it was difficult,” said Hobbs, who suffered a second serious neck injury last season which put his career in doubt. “Everything was very awkward — they knew of me and my history, but there wasn’t much of a personal relationship there.”

Hobbs added that one of the issues he had was going from a veteran-based team like the Patriots to one focused on younger players like the Eagles.

“They based their structure on being being a younger team, and I was used to dealing mostly with veterans. It’s just a different run organization,” Hobbs said. “It’s not a bad thing, because they win, but when you come from something that was so structured, it was hard to cross over and see things from another perspective. When you are with a team that has Brady, Bruschi, Seymour, Vrabel, Faulk, guys like that, it’s hard to make that kind of adjustment.”

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