The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with tight end Alex Smith, formerly of the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To make room on the roster, the team has released tight end Tony Curtis.
Smith was a third-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Bucs. Entering his fifth year in the NFL, Smith has compiled 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns during his career. He spent the 2009 preseason with the Patriots, who traded a fifth-round pick for him in the off-season, but was released during last Saturday's roster cutdown. With the release of Curtis, Smith is the second tight end on the roster, behind Brent Celek.
Curtis joined the Eagles during the preseason after suffering a high ankle sprain and played in the one game for the Eagles, the finale against the Jets, notching four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Smith will wear No. 82.
--* Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:47 p.m., September 8*