Friday, June 13, 2008

Eagles re-sign von Oelhoffen, cut nine

The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed veteran defensive tackle Kimo von Oelhoffen to a one-year contract Friday and released the following nine players: linebackers Gary Butler and Markell Staffieri., defensive tackles Jeremy Clark and LaJuan Ramsey , cornerback Tanard Davis, wide receiver Terrell Golden, quarterback Casey Hansen and defensive ends Xzavie Jackson and A.J. Schable,

A 15-year veteran, von Oelhoffen spent the entire 2007 season in Philadelphia after being released by the New York Jets on September 1, 2007. He played in eight games for the Eagles (one start) and recorded four tackles. A sixth round selection of Cincinnati in 1994, von Oelhoffen (6-4, 299) has also played for the Bengals (1994-99), the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-05) and the New York Jets (2006).

For his career, the 37-year-old von Oelhoffen has recorded 399 tackles, 26.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in 198 career games. His most productive season came with the Steelers in 2003, when he tallied 40 tackles and eight sacks. He was also a member of the Steelers team that won the 2005 Super Bowl.

A native of Kaunakakai, Hawaii, von Oelhoffen began his college career at the University of Hawaii in 1990, but transferred to Walla Walla (WA) J.C. in 1991, and then to Boise State in 1992.

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