Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eagles place Fokou on IR

The Eagles shaky linebacking corps got thinner on Tuesday when the team  placed Moise Fokou on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Fokou has 22 tackles and two passes defensed in 11 games total this season. A 2009 seventh-round pick out of Maryland, Fokou has started 22 of his 43 games in the NFL, totaling 112 tackles and a quarterback sack.

Rookie linebacker Greg Lloyd, a 2011 seventh-round pick out of UConn, has been promoted from their practice squad to the active roster to replace Fokou.

Tthe 22-year-old Lloyd (6-foot-1, 247) started 23 games at middle linebacker for the Huskies, amassing 177 tackles, three sacks and an interception. He earned second-team All-Big East honors following the 2009 season after starting 10 games and finishing second on the squad with a career-high 91 tackles and one sack. A native of Clermont, FL, Lloyd is the son of former Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Greg Lloyd.

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