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Eagles Promote TE Rucker

The Eagles promoted tight end Martin Rucker from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Tuesday. To make room for him, the Eagles waived running back P.J. Hill. Rucker gives the Eagles another pass-catching threat at the tight end position to pair up with Brent Celek.

The 6-5, 260-pound Rucker was a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2008 and caught two passes for 17 yards in five games (one start) in his rookie season. The 24-year-old Rucker was waived by the Browns on Sept. 22, 2009. He was signed to the Eagles practice squad two days later.

A native of St. Joseph, Mo., Rucker played collegiately at Missouri, where he was a teammate of Jeremy Maclin, and set the school's all-time record with 203 career receptions. He is the younger brother of former Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:20 p.m., December 15

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