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Eagles Claim DT Dixon; Release QB Feeley

The Eagles scoured the waiver wire and have tweaked their roster by claiming defensive tackle Antonio Dixon. To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Eagles released quarterback A.J. Feeley.

The 6-3, 322-pound Dixon signed with the Washington Redskins as a rookie free agent back on April 28. A Miami product, Dixon had 45 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss, and 2.5 sacks in his four years with the Hurricanes.

Feeley spent a large majority of his career with the Eagles. A fifth-round pick in 2001 out of Oregon, Feeley shouldered the load in 2002 after Donovan McNabb broke his leg and helped the Eagles grab the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Feeley was traded to the Dolphins in 2004 for a second-round pick. He was eventually traded to the Chargers in 2005 and rejoined the Eagles just before the start of the 2006 season. As an Eagle, Feeley has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 2,177 yards and 16 touchdowns.

At the start of training camp, it appeared as if the Eagles' quarterback situation was set. But when Michael Vick was added on Aug. 13, questions surfaced as to whether the Eagles would keep four quarterbacks. Feeley learned from reporters after Thursday night's preseason finale that Vick will be eligible to play in Week 3 of the regular season. Vick was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list. Vick can't practice as long as he's on the list, but he can participate in meetings. The Eagles can remove him from this list at any time, but the Eagles would have to make a roster move to make room for Vick.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:39 p.m., September 6

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