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Eagles Sign WR Ajirotutu, DB Biggers

Posted Apr 7, 2015


The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu and defensive back E.J. Biggers, both to 1-year contracts.

Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the San Diego Chargers in 2010, Seyi Ajirotutu (pronounced Shay-EE Ah-jeer-uh-too-too) has appeared in 57 games with two starts over his five-year NFL career, totaling 420 yards and three touchdowns on 24 catches. In addition to providing depth at the receiver position, Ajirotutu (6-3, 215) was named the 2014 Chargers Special Teams Player of the Year and led the team in special teams tackles in both 2013 (12) and 2014 (17).

Ajirotutu, 27, spent his rookie season with the Chargers before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2011. He rejoined the Chargers midway through the 2012 season.

A former teammate and close friend of Eagles running back Ryan Mathews, he starred collegiately at Fresno State, where he was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection as a senior. Born in Mountain View, California, he attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California.


A six-year veteran, E.J. Biggers was originally a seventh-round selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 and spent the past two seasons with Washington. Biggers (6-0, 185 pounds) has appeared in 76 games (31 starts) and recorded 235 tackles, four interceptions, 38 passes defensed and one sack.

In 2014, Biggers, 27, saw action in 15 games with two starts, recording 31 tackles and four passes defensed. He originally joined Washington as a free agent in 2013 and started five games for the team in his first campaign, notching 51 tackles, one interception and five passes defensed. After missing the 2009 season, he appeared in 32 games over his first two seasons with the Buccaneers, totaling 105 tackles, two interceptions and 22 passes defensed. He started 12 of the 13 games in which he appeared for Tampa Bay in 2012.

A native of Miami, Biggers starred collegiately at Western Michigan, where he started 40 of the 46 games he played from 2005-08. He finished his career with seven interceptions, including four as a sophomore, and garnered second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior in 2008.

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