Friday, December 24, 2010

Eagles sign CB Lawson

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed CB Gerard Lawson to a three-year deal.

Originally a rookie free agent signing of Cleveland in 2008, Lawson (5-10, 195) played in 20 career games with the Browns from 2008-09. He played mostly on special teams, notching five special teams tackles.

After being released by the Browns before the start of the 2010 regular season, Lawson signed with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL and went on to record 23 kickoff returns for 483 yards (21.0 average). He also had one interception, which he returned 41 yards for a touchdown.

A four-year letterman at Oregon State, Lawson recorded 68 career tackles, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and two pass breakups. He also averaged 23.3 yards on 62 kickoff returns with one touchdown, while blocking one punt on special teams. His 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Hawaii in 2006 was the longest such return in school history.

The 25-year-old Lawson is a native of Las Vegas, NV, and attended Palo Verde High School.

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