The Eagles have placed linebacker Omar Gaither on Injured Reserve, and have added running back P.J. Hill from the Saints practice squad to the active roster. Hill, a 5 feet 10, 218-pounder, had an outstanding career at Wisconsin, but was not drafted in April.
He was projected as a late-round draft pick, but had a pair of DUI incidents, one of which was dismissed. Hill was a four-year letterman for the Badgers who joined former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only backs in UW history to gain more than 1,000 yards in each of their first three seasons. He closed his career with 770 carries for 3,942 yards (5.1 avg.) with 42 TDs, and added 39 receptions for 358 yards and two scores.
As a junior in 2008, posted 226 attempts for 1,161 yards with 13 TDs. As a sophomore had 233 carries for 1,212 yards and 14 TDs. In his freshman season, Hill had a career-high 1,569 yards on 311 carries with 15 touchdowns and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Hill played at 240 pounds in college and then lost 20 pounds prior to April's draft. He was cut by the Saints on their final cut prior to establishing the 53-man roster and then was added to the practice squad.
Gaither suffered a Lisfranc injury in the loss to the Raiders and underwent surgery last week.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 4:25, October 28