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Eagles Sign Four To The Practice Squad

The Eagles announced on Sunday that they have signed wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Myers and guards Mike Gibson and Paul Fanaika to the practice squad. There are four more open spots and the Eagles will announce those additions on Monday when the team reconvenes for a 10-10-10 practice.

Amendola spent all of last season on the Cowboys practice squad before being signed to the Eagles practice squad on Jan. 7, 2009. He played in all four of the Eagles preseason games this year and had four catches for 53 yards. He also returned five punts for 69 yards (13.8 yards per return) which included a long of 40 yards. He also returned four kickoffs for 91 yards (22.8 yards per return). Originally signed by the Cowboys as a rookie free agent out of Texas Tech last season, Amendola impressed coaches and fans at this year's training camp with his speed and quickness.

Gibson was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles out of Cal in 2008. He spent his rookie year on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He competed this year with a number of experienced veterans for a reserve role along the offensive line and had a chance to start in the preseason finale against the Jets.

Fanaika was a seventh-round pick of the Eagles this year out of Arizona State. A former walk on, Fanaika started in 35 games at Arizona State and earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades twice. Like Gibson, Fanaika battled for a reserve role along the interior of the offensive line and started in the preseason finale.

Myers was originally signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent out of Utah State in 2009. However, an injury kept him from competing in Jets' camp. The Eagles signed him after a tryout on Aug. 8 following the season-ending injury to Cornelius Ingram. Myers had four catches for 44 yards in the preseason and was in the mix for a roster spot despite missing his senior year of college with a turf toe injury.

*-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:59 p.m., September 6 *

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