Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eagles sign OL Andrew Gardner

The Eagles signed offensive lineman Andrew Gardner to their 90-man roster on Monday.

Eagles sign OL Andrew Gardner

New Eagles offensive lineman Andrew Gardner. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
New Eagles offensive lineman Andrew Gardner. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Eagles signed offensive lineman Andrew Gardner to their 90-man roster on Monday.

The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Gardner last played for the Texans. He played in six games in three seasons for Houston. His only other NFL game came as a rookie for the Dolphins in 2009. Gardner, 27, was drafted out of Georgia Tech by Miami in the sixth round.

Gardner was released by the Dolphins before the 2010 season. He then spent time with the Ravens, Vikings and Bengals before the Texans signed him in Aug. 2011.

The Eagles had not added to their offensive line since free agency opened on Aug. 11. They did extend the contracts of tackle Jason Peters and Jason Kelce in late February. Gardner joins Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly and Michael Bamiro as big-bodied reserve linemen that can play either tackle or guard.

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The Eagles now have eight ex-Texans on their roster: linebacker DeMeco Ryans, linebacker Connor Barwin, tight end James Casey, punter Donnie Jones, cornerback Roc Carmichael, wide receiver Jeff Maehl, linebacker Bryan Braman and Gardner.




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