With the defensive tackle ranks somewhat depleted, the Eagles added a couple free agents with starting experience Wednesday when they agreed to terms with Derek Landri and Anthony Hargrove on one-year deals.
Landri, 6-2, 290, was originally a fifth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007 and he started all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2010, notching 3.0 sacks. He played collegiately at Notre Dame, where he was teammates with three current Eagles, Laws, Victor Abiamiri and Ryan Harris. While with the Jaguars in 2007, Landri recorded a sack and an interception of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in an AFC Wild Card game at Pittsburgh. He also recovered a fumble in the closing moments of that game to seal the win. A fifth round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2007, he starred at Notre Dame as a nose guard, recording 10.5 sacks among his 161 tackles. He is a product of De LaSalle HS in Concord, CA and a former high school teammate of Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Meanwhile, Hargrove, 6-3, 272, is capable of playing both defensive end and defensive tackle. Hargrove joined the league as a third-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2004 and has also played with the Buffalo Bills and, most recently, the New Orleans Saints. Hargrove, 28, has posted 306 tackles, 16.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He was a member of the Saints' Super Bowl championship squad of 2009, contributing 42 tackles and five sacks in 16 games (6 starts). That year, he was also voted by his teammates as the recipient of the Ed Block courage award. In 2010, Hargrove saw action in 14 games for the Saints and finished with 51 tackles and one sack. Landri and Hargrove join a defensive tackle crop that has seen some numbers dwindle in past days. Mike Patterson suffered a seizure Wednesday, though he's said to be fine and asymptomatic but there is no timetable on his return. Trevor Laws suffered a hip flexor strain Wednesday as well. With Brodrick Bunkley dealt to Denver, that leaves Antonio Dixon and Cedric Thornton as the only healthy defensive tackle on the roster, not including Cullen Jenkins, who is not yet allowed to practice.