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Eagles Acquire RB Arrington From Denver

There's been no shortage of Eagles news on the eve of the start of the full contact practices at training camp.

On Friday night, the Eagles completed a deal that sent linebacker Joe Mays to the Denver Broncos for running back J.J. Arrington or a 2012 conditional draft pick.

The Eagles overhauled the linebacker corps in the offseason by trading for Ernie Sims and drafting Keenan Clayton and Jamar Chaney. Mays was a sixth-round pick out of North Dakota State in 2008 and found a niche on special teams last season.

Arrington is a 5-9, 212-pound back who was a second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2005. He rushed for 654 yards and scored three touchdowns in his first four seasons. Arrington has also caught 91 passes for 693 yards and two touchdowns in his career. He spent last season recovering from microfracture surgery in his knee. Arrington also has tremendous experience as a kickoff returner with a career average of 23.6 yards per return and two touchdowns.

The Eagles and the Broncos also worked together on the trade that brought Sims from Detroit to the Eagles earlier this offseason.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:22 p.m., July 30

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