Eagles Sign Schmitt, Elevate Mills

Owen Schmitt played in 30 games in two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. (Kevin P. Casey/AP file photo)

The Eagles signed fullback Owen Schmitt and tight end/fullback Garrett Mills to the 53-man roster. Mills had been a member of the Eagles' practice squad; he told a reporter today he had played fullback, but hadn't talked to the coaches about that here.

Fullback Leonard Weaver (knee) and center Jamaal Jackson (triceps) were placed on injured reserve list, ending their seasons. Jackson will have surgery tomorrow to repair the tear. No date for surgery has been set for Weaver following the gruesome injury that tore his left ACL.

The Eagles also agreed to terms with guard Fenuki Tupou, a fifth-round pick in 2009, on a contract to join the practice squad.

Schmitt (6-2, 245) played in 30 games (two starts) in two seasons with the Seahawks, notching 12 receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown, with 21 rushing yards on five attempts. He was released by the team on Sept. 6.

Schmitt and Jason Davis were brought in for workouts today. Davis, cut by the Jets at the end of training camp, had been with the Eagles in 2006 (injured reserve) and 2007 (practice squad).

Weaver was the only fullback on the Eagles' roster.


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