Friday, August 28, 2015

Eagles make practice squad move

The Eagles signed cornerback Stoney Woodson to the practice squad and released linebacker Jeremy Leman.

Eagles make practice squad move

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Asante Samuel celebrates his 3rd quarter interception as the Eagles play Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on October 11, 2009. ( David Maialetti / Staff Photographer )
Asante Samuel celebrates his 3rd quarter interception as the Eagles play Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on October 11, 2009. ( David Maialetti / Staff Photographer )

The Eagles signed cornerback Stoney Woodson to the practice squad and released linebacker Jeremy Leman.

 

Woodson, 24, was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round in 2009 and saw action in two preseason games before being released on September 6. In those two games, he totaled five tackles and one interception.

 

Woodson (5-10, 198) played collegiately at South Carolina, where he amassed 109 tackles and seven interceptions during his four-year career.

Leman was signed during the first week of the season after he was cut by Carolina. The thinking at the time was that Leman might have been brought in because he was familiar with the Panthers, having spent the preseason with them, though the team denied this. The Eagles played the Panthers in Week 1. Last week, Leman, who preferred to go by "J," had to change locker stalls, so Jeremiah Trotter could reclaim his old spot. Turned out to be an omen.

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The Eagles game against the New York Giants on Nov. 1 has been moved to a 1 p.m. start to avoid a conflict with a possible World Series game involving the Phillies.

Should the Phillies beat the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, the Phillies would host Game 4 with a likely start time of 8:07.

Eagles-Giants had been scheduled for 4:15. The NFL moved the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers to 4:15 to accomodate an earlier start at Lincoln Financial Field.

The World Series and both football games are scheduled to be shown on Fox.

“The game-time changes have been made prior to the outcome of the NLCS to give fans of all four NFL teams involved as much advance notice as possible,” the NFL said in a statement.

The NFL said the change “will help ease the burden on city service and law enforcement personnel who work at the two Philadelphia stadiums and staff the parking lots shared by the teams.”
 

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