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Eagles Trade For DT; Sign Soul WR

Posted Jul 22, 2012

The Eagles filled out their 90-man roster as the rookies and selected veterans reported to Training Camp at Lehigh University on Sunday.

First, the Eagles traded cornerback D.J. Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu. The 6-1, 305-pound Ogbu was a rookie free agent signing of the Colts in 2011 out of Penn State. He was released by the Colts during their final roster cutdown, but was brought back to the practice squad where he spent the entire season. He was re-signed by the Colts to a futures contract at the start of the offseason.

A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Ogbu was a four-year starter and team captain for the Nittany Lions.

The Eagles also signed two players to the roster - wide receiver Anthony “Tiger” Jones and cornerback Kee-ayre Griffin.

Jones was the Arena Football League's leading receiver in terms of yards when his season was ended by the Philadelphia Soul on July 6 to prevent injury and allow him to join the Eagles for Training Camp. The 5-11, 195-pound Jones had 2,010 receiving yards and was third in the league with 47 touchdowns. The 30-year-old Jones was in the Redskins' rookie camp in 2004.

Griffin was with the Eagles in their Rookie Camp earlier this year. He caught the attention of coaches with a few interceptions during the workouts, but was not signed to a contract until Sunday. The former Temple running back converted to cornerback in 2009 and started 12 games in 2011 finishing with 49 tackles and a team-best three interceptions. He also blocked two kicks.

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