Eagles have signed 2 more players in the past few days:
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Rocky Boiman to a one-year contract on Monday.
Boiman, a 6-foot-4, 236-pound linebacker, has played in 86 career games with Indianapolis and Tennessee. He had 64 tackles and two interceptions last season for the Colts.
“The defense in Indianapolis was pretty vanilla and there wasn’t really much to it,” Boiman said. “I think this is a little more exciting in the sense that there are more things going on and more attacking-style concepts that I think are going to be able to increase the things I can do as a player and really show my assets.”
The 28-year-old Boiman was a fourth-round draft choice of the Titans in 2002 and set a club record with 28 special teams tackles as a rookie.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent tight end Kris Wilson to a three-year contract Wednesday.
Wilson caught 42 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns in four seasons with Kansas City, where he played tight end, fullback and H-back. The 6-foot-2, 251-pound Wilson had a career-high 24 catches for 180 yards last year while starting 12 games at fullback.
Wilson will play tight end for Philadelphia, which already has three on its roster—L.J. Smith, Matt Schobel and Brent Celek. The team placed the franchise tag on Smith, the team’s top tight end, earlier in the offseason.
both signings appear to be from a depth/competition perspective - tho it also says to me that L.J Smith is unlikely to be around longer than a year (he hasn't actually signed the 1-year extension yet)
I know Philly like both Schobel and Celek pretty much - with both Klecko and Wilson signed, Reid clearly wants to get the team more physical so they can start turning more red zone trips into TDs instead of stalling with no LJ in the team.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2008 22:56:42 GMT by MarcMadill
Cincinnati Bengals cut wide receiver Chris Henry after latest arrest for assault
CINCINNATI (AP)—The Cincinnati Bengals decided Thursday they’ve had enough of Chris Henry’s legal problems, cutting the wide receiver after his fifth arrest since 2005.
An attorney for Henry, 24, entered not guilty pleas for him after Henry was accused of punching an 18-year-old man in the face and breaking his car window with a beer bottle.
Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard set bond at $51,000 on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal damaging. Noting Henry’s previous arrests involving drugs, guns and alcohol, the judge called Henry “a one-man crime wave.” He ordered electronic monitoring if Henry makes bail.
Henry did not speak at the hearing, and attorney Perry Ancona declined to discuss the case after court.
Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement Thursday that Henry had forfeited his career with the club.
“His conduct can no longer be tolerated,” Brown said.
Henry was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the first half of last season for repeatedly violating the league’s conduct policy. He was also suspended for two games in 2006.
“The Bengals tried for an extended period of time to support Chris and his potentially bright career,” Brown said. “We had hoped to guide him toward an appropriate standard of personal responsibility that this community would support and that would allow him to play in the NFL. … But those efforts end today, as we move on with what is best for our team.”
The player’s agent, Marvin Frazier, said Thursday he did not know enough about the charges to comment.
“I just want to say that we’re sorry this all happened, and we will continue to try to work to help Chris,” Frazier said. “I do want to thank the Cincinnati Bengals—Mike Brown, (coach) Marvin Lewis and everyone—for all they have done to try to help this young man. Many of them have gone beyond the call of duty.”
According to a statement filed with Hamilton County authorities, Henry was identified by Gregory Meyer, whose hometown was not listed, and an eyewitness. They claimed Henry punched Meyer on Monday, causing “visible injury.” Henry then threw a beer bottle at Meyer’s car, breaking the rear passenger window, according to the affidavit.
Henry has had a string of problems with police. He was in court last week after being ticketed for driving with expired Kentucky license plates. He paid $149 in fines and court costs, according to the Hamilton County Municipal Court records.
Henry was arrested four times between December 2005 and June 2006. He was accused of possession of marijuana in northern Kentucky, carrying a concealed weapon in Florida, drunken driving in Ohio and providing alcohol to minors in northern Kentucky. In that case, he served two days in jail in 2006 after pleading guilty to a charge of letting minors drink alcohol in a hotel room he had rented.
Following his NFL suspension, Henry caught 21 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Henry had nine touchdown catches in 13 games in 2006, when he was suspended by the league for two games and benched for another by Lewis because of misconduct.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver was a third-round draft pick from West Virginia in 2005.
Not only does this put another 'time bomb' WR on the market - it also quashes any chance of a trade deal involving Lito Sheppard and Chad Johnson that's been whispered about - Bengals would be idiotic to lose 2 WRs