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Eagles Ink CB Pope; Waive Ikegwuonu

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed CB Geoffrey Pope. To make room on the 53-man roster, the team released CB Jack Ikegwuonu.

Pope (6-0, 186) started the 2009 season on the Cincinnati Bengals active roster and appeared in four games, playing mostly on special teams. He was waived on October 8, but was signed to their practice squad the next day and has been there for the balance of the year.

Originally a rookie free agent signing of the Miami Dolphins in 2007, Pope spent the entire preseason there but was released as part of the team's final roster cutdown. He signed to the New York Giants practice squad on September 3 and remained there for the entire regular season before being promoted to the active roster for their playoff run, appearing in both the NFC Divisional game and NFC Championship game.

Pope spent the 2008 preseason with the Giants and was briefly on their practice squad before signing to the Bengals practice squad on September 3. He was promoted to the active roster two weeks later and appeared in eight games, playing mostly on special teams.

After beginning his collegiate career at Eastern Michigan, Pope transferred to Howard University in 2005 and amassed 79 tackles and four interceptions in two seasons. The Detroit, MI, native attended Detroit Jesuit High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:38 p.m., November 24

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