Monday, March 24, 2008

Eagles Sign Rocky!

The Eagles made a move in free agency today, signing yet another defensive player who happens to have the perfect name for a Philadelphia player. Rocky Boiman, a linebacker with 6 years of NFL experience with the Titans and the Colts, signed a one-year deal with the Eagles. Boiman had his best season last year with the Colts, starting a career high seven games, recording 64 tackles and picking off two passes.

Boiman is being brought in to add depth and experience to the Eagles linebacking group. He immediately becomes the oldest player amongst the Eagles linebackers and has won a Super Bowl with the Colts, so he should be a solid veteran addition. Boiman will also play a lot of special teams.

This is a good depth signing. Boiman won't light the world on fire, but he should make a few plays this season and gives insurance should one of the young linebackers take a step back or get injured. The value of the contract was not announced, but you can bet the Eagles got a good deal on this one.

Besides, with a name like Rocky, he belongs in Philly.

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