Friday, February 11, 2011

A mini CFL pass rusher for Birds

Out to corner the market on sawed-off pass rushers, the Eagles agreed to a three-year contract with Canadian Football League product Phillip Hunt.

The 6-0, 248-pound Hunt is a product of the University of Houston, where he established the all-time school record with 34 sacks.

In Canadian ball, the 25-year-old Hunt registered 19 sacks over the last two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, including a league-leading 16 playing in 18 games in 2010.

The Cleveland Browns signed Hunt as a rookie free agent in 2009.

Last season the Eagles traded for Antwaan Barnes, an undersized pass rusher with the Baltimore Ravens.

Barnes didn't last long enough to apologize for the cheap shot he delivered to Eagles punter Sav Rocca in a preseason game, the Eagles realizing their mistake and sending him on his way.


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