Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eagles Sign Two Defensive Tackles, Anthony Hargrove And Derek Landri


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defensive tackles Anthony Hargrove and Derek Landri. It’s not a surprise that the Birds would sign a couple of defensive tackles with Mike Patterson collapsing today at practice and Trevor Laws injured his knee.

Hargrove (6-3, 272) is a seven-year veteran of the NFL, playing in 87 career games (25 starts) with St. Louis (2004-06), Buffalo (2006-07), and New Orleans (2009-10). Hargrove, 28, has posted 306 tackles, 16.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He was a member of the Saints’ Super Bowl championship squad of 2009, contributing 42 tackles and five sacks in 16 games (6 starts). That year, he was also voted by his teammates as the recipient of the Ed Block courage award. In 2010, Hargrove saw action in 14 games for the Saints and finished with 51 tackles and one sack.

Landri (6-2, 290) is entering his fifth NFL season after spending his first four years of his professional career in Jacksonville (2007-09) and Carolina (2009-10). The 27-year-old Landri started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2010 and posted 43 tackles and three sacks. He was acquired by the Panthers off waivers from Jacksonville on December 4, 2009.

While with the Jaguars in 2007, Landri recorded a sack and an interception of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in an AFC Wild Card game at Pittsburgh. He also recovered a fumble in the closing moments of that game to seal the win. A fifth round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2007, he starred at Notre Dame as a nose guard, recording 10.5 sacks among his 161 tackles. He is a product of De LaSalle HS in Concord, CA and a former high school teammate of Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew.

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