Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Eagles bring back DT Landri

The Eagles have re-signed veteran defensive tackle Derek Landri to replace the injured Antonio Dixon, who was placed on the injured reserve list with a torn triceps.

The 28-year-old Landri (6-foot-2, 290) spent the 2011 preseason with the Eagles, and played well but was a victim of the numbers game, being released as part of the team's final roster cutdown. He is entering his fifth NFL season after spending the first four years of his career in Jacksonville (2007-09) and Carolina (2009-10).

Landri started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2010, posting 43 tackles and three sacks after being acquired by the team off waivers from Jacksonville on Dec. 4, 2009. While with the Jaguars in 2007, Landri recorded a sack and an interception of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Pittsburgh. He also recovered a fumble in the final moments of the contest to seal the win.

Originally a fifth round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2007, Landri starred at Notre Dame as a nose guard, recording 10.5 sacks and 161 tackles. The Concord, CA, native attended De LaSalle High School, where he was a teammate of Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew.

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