Eagles sign tight end Evan Moore
December 20, 2012, 11:57 am
The Eagles on Thursday officially signed tight end Evan Moore.
Moore, who was released by the Seahawks on Wednesday and cleared waivers, will provide depth for the Eagles, who on Monday put backup tight end Clay Harbor on Injured Reserve and have rookie Emil Igwenagu doubling as a fullback and tight end.
The Eagles will host the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Linc.
Igwenagu, a rookie free agent, was promoted from the practice squad last week and played both positions against the Bengals, but will have to focus on fullback for Sunday’s game against the Redskins with starter Stanley Havili unlikely to play because of a hamstring injury.
Moore, who was released by the Browns after training camp, signed with the Seahawks on Sept. 3. He had appeared in all 14 games for Seattle but only played sporadically and caught just one pass for six yards.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Moore, an undrafted rookie out of Stanford, spent his first three seasons with the Browns. He had his best year last season, setting a personal best in receptions (34), receiving yards (324) and receiving touchdowns (four).
But he doesn’t play special teams and isn’t much of a blocker, which led to the Browns releasing him after training camp. He couldn’t find his niche in Seattle and disappeared from the offense.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:36 PM