Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Eagles promote Patrick

The Eagles promoted OL Chris Patrick from the practice squad today. Patrick will replace the injured Max Jean-Gilles on the roster.

The team also signed G Tala Esera to the practice squad.

Patrick (6-4, 280) spent the 2008 preseason with San Francisco and Detroit. He originally signed with the New York Giants as a rookie free agent in 2007, but was released and claimed by New England that summer before landing on Green Bay’s practice squad. A native of Ithaca, MI, he played collegiately at Nebraska. He joined the Eagles practice squad on September 1.

Esera (6-3, 315) joined the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2007 and spent his entire rookie campaign on the Dolphins practice squad. He spent the 2008 preseason with the Indianapolis Colts. A native of Honolulu, HI, Esera started 35 games at the University of Hawaii.

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