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Eagles Sign DT Trotter, LB Rau

Posted Jun 14, 2012

The Eagles announced the signing of defensive tackle Frank Trotter and linebacker Ryan Rau Thursday. Both players participated in this week's minicamps on a tryout basis and impressed the coaching staff enough to earn spots on the 90-man roster as the team prepares for training camp.

There are now 89 players on the Eagles roster.

Rau, 6-1, 230, was a four-year letterman at Portland State, where he ranks as the school’s all-time leader in games played. Rau racked up 287 tackles in his career and led the team in each of his final three seasons. A native of Folsom, CA, Rau averaged 19 tackles per game and earned league MVP honors at Folsom high school.

Trotter, 6-2, 275, concluded his collegiate career third on Memphis’ all-time list with 36.5 tackles for a loss, including a career-high 16.5 as a junior in 2010. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2012 draft, but was released on 5/7. Overall, he started 36 games and amassed 195 tackles and five sacks, while earning All-Conference USA honorable mention honors twice. A native of Mobile, AL, played at John LeFlore high school, where he started on both offensive and defensive line.

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