Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Eagles sign Biggers, Ajirotutu to one-year deals

PHILADELPHIA (The Phanatic Magazine) - The Eagles have signed defensive back E.J. Biggers and wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu to one-year contracts.

A six-year veteran, Biggers was originally a seventh-round selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Western Michigan in 2009 and spent the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins. The 6-foot Biggers has appeared in 76 NFL games (31 starts) and recorded 235 tackles, four interceptions, 38 passes defensed and one sack.

In 2014, Biggers, 27, saw action in 15 games with two starts, recording 31 tackles and four passes defensed. He originally joined Washington as a free agent in 2013 and started five games for the team in his first campaign, notching 51 tackles, one interception and five passes defensed.

Ajirotutu originally signed as a rookie free agent by the San Diego Chargers in 2010 and has appeared in 57 games with two starts over his five-year NFL career, totaling 420 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 24 catches.

In addition to providing depth at the receiver position, Ajirotutu (6-3, 215) was named the Chargers Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014 and led the team in special teams tackles in both 2013 (12) and 2014 (17).

A former teammate and close friend of new Eagles running back Ryan Mathews, Ajirotutu, 27, spent his rookie season with the Chargers before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2011. He rejoined the Chargers midway through the 2012 season.

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