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Roster Moves: WR Johnson Waived

Posted Jul 31, 2012

Quarterback Mike Kafka is certainly familiar with the Eagles' newest wide receiver.

One day after wide receiver Ron Johnson fractured and dislocated his ankle, the Eagles signed Andrew Brewer to take his place. Johnson was waived with an injury settlement.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement states that Brewer will not be eligible to practice until Friday, but can take part in meetings.

Johnson did undergo surgery to repair his ankle. The procedure was performed by Drs. Peter DeLuca and Steve Raikin at the Jefferson at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Johnson suffered the injury during a 7-on-7 drill when he planted his foot in the ground and the ankle gave way.

Brewer, a native of Tulsa, Okla., was originally recruited to Kafka's alma mater Northwestern as a quarterback, but was converted to wide receiver and ended up catching 76 passes for 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns. As a senior in 2009, he set a school single-season record with 16.2 yards per catch average as he hauled in 57 passes from Kafka for 925 yards and nine scores.

The 6-3, 215-pound Brewer played two seasons in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks (2010-11) under general manager Rick Mueller, now a player personnel executive with the Eagles. The Nighthawks’ quarterback in 2010 was former Eagle Jeff Garcia.

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