EAGLES claim J.R. Reed, Pago Togafau; sign Kimo von Oelhoffen,
New York Jets castoff Kimo von Oelhoffen (6-4, 299) signed a one-year contract, enabling the Eagles to put defensive tackle Ian Scott and his puffy knee on minor injured reserve. As soon as Scott is healthy he will be released - and eligible to sign with any team willing to put up with his attitude. It's fairly obvious why the tackle-needy Bears didn't want Scott, the Eagles simply unable to push the right buttons to get him to play with some pain.
Von Oelhoffen is a run-stuffer with considerable mileage. The 36-year-old veteran of 14 years has 26.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 7 fumble recoveries in 192 career games. He broke into the NFL as a sixth round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, teaming there with current Eagles linebacker Takeo Spikes, and later starred with the Pittsburgh Steelers .
Von O also is a master of malapropism. On his way to South Philly via Delaware County and the Blue Route, the native Hawaiian said he and his family had just visited the King of Persia Mall. It's Prussia, O.
Linebacker Pago Togafau (5-10, 250) is an undrafted rookie of the Arizona Cardinals by way of Idaho State. Linebacker/practice squad candidate Akeem Jordan was released to make roster room.