Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Eagles sign CB Barksdale

-Courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles signed rookie cornerback Rashad Barksdale to a four-year contract on Wednesday.

A sixth-round draft choice out of Albany, Barksdale (5-11, 208) walked on to the football team as a senior in August of 2006. Although he asked to play running back, he was sent to the defensive side of the ball to play safety before moving to cornerback. Despite not playing football since high school, Barksdale started in 10 games and registered 37 tackles, three interceptions, and three knockdowns en route to Football Gazette Mid-Major All-America and All-Northeast Region honorable mention accolades.

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