Bradley cleared to practice
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Bradley cleared to practice
Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley told the team's Web site today that doctors have cleared him to practice for this weekend's minicamp.
"I'm coming along great, and in fact I was just cleared by the doctors to practice this weekend," said Bradley, who tore the ACL in his knee last summer during training camp and proceeded to miss the entire season. "I am really excited to get back on the field. I don't think I will have any limitations."
On Saturday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Bradley would like be able to participate in practices. The Eagles' starting middle linebacker will likely be held out of some team drills.
Reid also said that center Jamaal Jackson (knee) and defensive end Victor Abiamiri (knee) would be held out of minicamp, and that corneback Ellis Hobbs (neck), defensive back Marlin Jackson (knee) and tight end Cornelius Ingram (knee) would likely be limited.
The three-day mandatory, which will include five practices, begins Friday at 10 a.m. The Eagles expect every player to attend.
The Eagles claimed guard guard Shawn Murphy off waivers from Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Murphy has played in only one NFL game in two seasons. The 27-year-old was a 4th round draft choice of the Dolphins in 2008. Murphy played college football at Utah State and is the son of former Phillies and Braves outfielder Dale Murphy.
The Eagles also announced the signings of three more undrafted rookie free agents: West Texas A&M running back Keithon Flemming (5-10, 208), Miami defensive end Eric Moncur (6-1, 237) and Arizona cornerback Devin Ross (5-10, 183).
Here's some more information on the three rookies from the Eagles:
Despite being sidelined for the first six games of the 2009 season due to a dislocated elbow, Flemming, a Mesquite, TX native, scored a team-high 16 TDs and averaged 134 all-purpose yards per game. He earned LSC South co-offensive back of the year honors. Over his career, he accounted for 4,008 all-purpose yards, including 12 100-yard rushing performances. He concluded his career sixth on the West Texas A&M career rushing chart, fifth on the receptions list and is second on the career scoring charts.
Moncur registered 110 tackles and eleven sacks in his career at Miami, posting a career-high and ranking second on the team with six sacks in 2007. He attended Carol City High School in Miami, FL, where he racked up 34 sacks in his final two seasons and earned SuperPrep All-America honors.
Ross garnered All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention accolades as a senior in 2009 after recording 74 tackles, one interception and 11 pass deflections. He was a second-team All-Pac 10 selection as a junior in 2008 after recording a career-high three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Ross earned first-team all-league as a senior defensive back at Rancho Cucamonga HS in Ontario, CA.