Friday, February 11, 2011

Eagles to sign CFL star DE Phillip Hunt

If there is a football season next year, the Birds will have at least one new defensive end in their pass-rushing rotation. According to Adam Caplan of Fox Sports, CFL star DE Phillip Hunt, who had 16 sacks last season with the Winnipeg Bombers, is set to sign a multi-year deal with the Eagles.

Hunt, who was never drafted out of college but did spend some time in camp with the Browns in 2009, figures to be more than just another training camp body. As Caplan speculates, Hunt could see 10-20 snaps a game with the Eagles next year as a pass-rushing specialist. While his success in the CFL will translate into success in the NFL is in question, Hunt is only 25 and could develop into a nice asset for the Eagles defense.

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