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Eagles Claim CB Trufant Off Waivers

The Eagles have claimed Isaiah Trufant off waivers from the New York Jets. Trufant, 5-8, 170, was signed to the Jets practice squad on December 8 and promoted to the active roster on December 30. He played in one game with the Jets and registered two special teams tackles, but was placed on waivers during the Jets' playoff run in late January. .

Prior to his time with the Jets, Trufant was a member of the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010 after leading the league with four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, adding 30 tackles and one sack. In 2009 he recorded 13 tackles and four passes defensed with the Locomotives during the regular season and added two tackles in their 2009 UFL championship game victory over Florida. He also played in the Arena Football League with the Spokane Shock in 2006, the Kansas City Brigade in 2007 and the Arizona Rattlers from 2007-09.

The 28-year-old Trufant is a native of Tacoma, WA, and played collegiately at Eastern Washington where he was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference performer, after racking up 11 career interceptions. He is the brother of Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant.

*-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 12:30 p.m., February 8 *

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