Eagles Sign Defensive End

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Eagles have signed free-agent defensive
end Chris Clemons. Philadelphia agreed on a five-year contract on Saturday with Clemons, who had eight sacks in a reserve role with Oakland last season. The move came one day after the Eagles lured cornerback Asante Samuel away from New England with a six-year deal worth $57 million.

The 26-year-old Clemons began his career with Washington in 2003
as an undrafted rookie from Georgia. He had five sacks in 20 games
with the Redskins in 2004-05, but didn't play in 2006.

An outside linebacker in the Raiders' 3-4 defense, Clemens was
on the field for just 37 percent of the team's defensive plays but
still tied Derrick Burgess for the team lead in sacks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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