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Surgery for Kearse; Rod Hood's next stop

Some quick notes on ex-Eagles and other news around the league:

Surgery for Kearse; Rod Hood's next stop

Ex-Eagle Jevon Kearse had minor knee surgery and missed Wednesday´s minicamp workout with the Titans. (AP)
Ex-Eagle Jevon Kearse had minor knee surgery and missed Wednesday's minicamp workout with the Titans. (AP)

Some quick notes on ex-Eagles and other news around the league:

** Defensive end Jevon Kearse had arthroscopic knee surgery and did not participate in Titans minicamp yesterday. Coach Jeff Fisher called the procedure "minor" and Kearse is expected to be ready for minicamp later this month. The 32 year old played in all 16 games last season for the first time since 2002. He's had 3.5 sacks in each of the past three seasons.

** Ex-Eagle CB Rod Hood is visiting with the Bengals, according to profootballtalk.com. The Cardinals cut Hood, 27, last week.

** Speaking of the Bengals, they have added ex-Cowboys safety Roy Williams, according to bengals.com. And if you need a good example of why you should go to your newspaper reporters for objective reporting, look no further than the spin the Bengals' Web site puts on this apparently huge addition:

Take the most feared hitter in the NFL during his prime. Add the NFL Draft's biggest bruiser. Put them behind a guy named "Tank," and in the last month Mike Zimmer's defense has gone from up-and-coming to up-and-at-them in the in-your-face AFC North.

Anyone convinced?

** SI.com's Peter King said on Twitter that he's been told Marvin Harrison will not play anymore.

Now would be a good time to mention that you can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter.

** There have been rumors about the Saints adding Edgerrin James to the mix, but Brian Allee-Walsh of the New Orleans Times-Picayune says the move is unlikely. Some of you have asked if the Eagles should look at the veteran running back, and the answer should be an absolute no. James is over 30, and the Eagles just added a 20 year old in the draft. James would have no role here and would likely whine about not getting enough carries.

** The Eagles reportedly showed interest in undrafted free agent Desmond Bryant, a defensive end out of Harvard. But Bryant chose the Raiders instead.

Back with more later.

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