Eagles sign tight end Smith (Alex not L.J.)

The Eagles have agreed to terms with tight end Alex Smith. (AP File Photo)

The Eagles have confirmed that they have signed tight end Alex Smith and released tight end Tony Curtis.

Smith, a former third-round pick by Tampa Bay, was recently released by the New England Patriots. There was some thought that New England might trade Smith in exchange for former Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley, but both players ended up being released.

Curtis, a former Dallas tight end, appeared to have made the Eagles' roster with a strong performance against the New York Jets in the Eagles' preseason finale, but Smith is a more experienced pass catcher. Curtis has just 11 career receptions, while Smith has 129 career catches for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.


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The Patriots surrendered a fifth-round draft pick for Smith during the offseason. After being released by the Patriots, Smith made a visit with the New York Giants.