Pink-slipped Vandervelde says #FlyEaglesFly
The organization decided to go in another direction from the Iowa product who is rehabbing from back surgery.
Vandervelde is a class act. No Eagle has been more resilient since the day he arrived as a fifth round pick in 2011.
Upon his release Vandervelde ripped off a series of tweets:
"I want to thank the ownership, management, and coaches of The Philadelphia Eagles for believing in me and giving me a chance to play ball.
"My focus now is on rehab and how I can better myself for the road ahead. Whatever the future holds, Philadelphia will always be in my heart.
"God has given me this tremendous experience and opportunity for which I will be forever grateful. I love my brothers and will miss them.