Monday, September 13, 2010

Injury replacements: Eagles sign FB Schmitt, promote TE Mills

With Leonard Weaver and Jamaal Jackson placed on IR due to season ending injuries, the Eagles made a pair of moves today to fill their roster spots.

To replace Weaver, the Eagles signed former Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt. Schmitt, a former 5th round pick, played in 30 games for Seattle and only had 21 yards rushing and 12 catches for 50 yards. Schmitt was cut by the Seahawks this preseason when they decided to not even have a fullback on the roster. He is probably best known for smashing a helmet against his head and busting it open:

The Eagles also promoted tight end Garrett Mills from the practice squad to the active roster. Mills will be the third tight end and even has some experience playing fullback in his career. His replacement on the practice squad will be offensive lineman Fenuki Tupou, who the Eagles cut at the end of preseason.

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