Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weaver has surgery; Eagles sign two to practice squad

Eagles FB Leonard Weaver
An eventful Eagles week continued on Wednesday as the team announced that fullback Leonard Weaver underwent surgery and signed a pair of players to the practice squad.

Weaver, who was injured during opener vs. Green Bay on September 12 and was placed on injured reserve a day later, went under the knife on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL and torn posterior lateral corner in his left knee. The procedure was performed by the renowned Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL.

Meanwhile, the Eagles also announced they have signed wide receiver Rod Harper and safety Jamar Adams to the practice squad.

Originally a rookie free agent signing of Green Bay in 2008, Harper (6-0, 209) was released by the Packers prior to their training camp. He then joined the Arena Football League 2 and was assigned to the Arkansas Twisters, where he debuted in 2009 before signing with the New Orleans Saints in June of 2009.

Prior to joining the Saints, Harper was leading the AF2 in multiple categories, including scoring (228 points), and total touchdowns (38). He was also tied for the league lead in receptions (107) and ranked second in receiving yards (1,375).

Harper impressed in the 2009 preseason with New Orleans, returning two punts for touchdowns and earned a spot on their active roster. However, he was placed on the injured reserve list on Oct. 16 with a stress fracture in his left foot. He spent the 2010 training camp and preseason with the Saints, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.

The 25-year-old Harper starred collegiately at Murray State, where he earned second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a senior in 2007 after leading the team in receptions (57), yards (779) and touchdowns (10). He finished his career ranked third in school history in both receiving yards (1,653) and touchdowns (20).

Adams (6-2, 212) was originally signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 draft. He spent most of the last two seasons on Seattle’s practice squad, but also was promoted to the active roster twice, playing in seven career games and posting four special teams tackles.  The 24-year-old Adams played collegiately at Michigan, where he started 34 games and contributed 172 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors following his senior season.
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