Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eagles elevate FS, DT

The Eagles announced they have promoted S Jamar Wall and DT Jeff Owens from the practice squad to the active roster.
To make room on the 53-man roster, they have placed S Nate Allen on the Injured Reserve list (knee) and waived TE Garrett Mills.
The team also re-signed S Jamar Adams to the practice squad.
Wall (5-10, 202) has spent the last 11 weeks on the Eagles practice squad. Originally a sixth-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, Wall was released prior to the start of the season, but was claimed by the Houston Texans and played in the season opener, logging one special teams tackle. He was released on 9/29/10 and signed to the Eagles practice squad the following day. The 22-year-old Wall played collegiately at Texas Tech, where he registered 186 tackles, nine interceptions, 34 pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 50 games (38 starts). He earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors following the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
Owens (6-1, 304) was originally a seventh-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2010 and has spent the entire season on the team's practice squad. Owens played collegiately at Georgia, where he was a defensive co-captain and started in 37 of 52 games and recorded 102 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss and four quarterback hurries. He was one of just 11 players in the NCAA FBS ranks to receive 2009 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
Adams (6-2, 212) spent one week on the Eagles practice squad after signing. He joined the league in 2008 as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, where he spent most of the 2008 and 2009 seasons on their practice squad, but also was promoted to the active roster twice, playing in seven career games and posting four special teams tackles.
The 24-year-old Adams played collegiately at Michigan, where he started 34 games and contributed 172 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors following his senior season.
Wall wears jersey number 37 and Owens wears 64.


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