Saturday, March 1, 2008

Eagles Officially Sign Clemons

As had been rumored, the Eagles have signed former Raider defensive end Chris Clemons to a five year contract. Clemons figures to slide into the defensive end rotation, replacing Jevon Kearse. He is a pass rush specialist, although he can also play some linebacker, so he could be another Chris Gocong-type hybrid player. Clemons had 8 sacks last season.

Although the value of the contract has not been announced yet, I would bet that the Eagles didn't break the bank with this deal. As long as they didn't overpay, I am fine with the signing. You always need depth along the defensive line, and Clemons appears to be on the upswing of his career. Of course, the guy couldn't find a team in 2006, and he played for the awful Raiders in 2007, so he could just as easily amount to nothing.

Two good moves in two days. Now let's go get a receiver.

UPDATE: The contract is 5 years, 18.5 million

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