Friday, March 27, 2015

Four more draft picks agree to terms

The Eagles continue to sign their draft picks, announcing that four more had agreed to terms -- cornerback Trevard Lindley, linebacker Jamar Chaney, defensive tackle Jeff Owens and safety Kurt Coleman, each on four-year contracts.

Four more draft picks agree to terms

The Eagles continue to sign their draft picks, announcing that four more had agreed to terms -- cornerback Trevard Lindley, linebacker Jamar Chaney, defensive tackle Jeff Owens and safety Kurt Coleman, each on four-year contracts.

The team previously announced the signing of sixth-round running back Charles Scott.

Here is background on each of the players, courtesy of the Eagles.


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A fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010, the 5-11, 183-pound Lindley was a four-year starter at Kentucky, finishing his career as the school’s all-time leader in pass breakups with 34. He registered 189 tackles and ten interceptions in his Wildcat career. A first-team All-SEC selection as a junior in 2008, Lindley earned team MVP honors that season after recording four interceptions and 11 pass breakups.


The team’s seventh-round draft pick from Mississippi State in the 2010 draft, the 6-0, 242-pound Chaney was a two-time second-team All-SEC honoree. He played in 49 games (39 starts) while tallying 288 tackles, 4.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. In 2009, Chaney was tagged with second-team All-SEC honors after leading the team with 90 total tackles, in addition to two sacks, two interceptions, 4.5 tackles for loss, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He also led the team with 89 total tackles as a junior in 2007 en route to second-team All-SEC honors.


A senior defensive co-captain, the 6-1, 304-pound Owens was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 draft out of Georgia. Owens started in 37 of 52 games at the University of Georgia, recording 102 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 13 tackles for 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 accolades.


Coleman was the Eagles’ seventh-round draft choice out of Ohio State. The 5-10, 192-pound Coleman played in 49 career games at Ohio State (35 starts), totaling 219 tackles, nine interceptions, five forced fumbles and three sacks. A first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honoree as a senior in 2009, the three-year starter garnered team MVP accolades after contributing 68 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles in his final season as a Buckeye.



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