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Five Eagles Honored As All-Pro

The Associated Press' All-Pro team has been announced, and it includes five Philadelphia Eagles.

Leonard Weaver, who joined the Eagles last off-season as a free agent, is the first-team fullback. Weaver ran for a career-high 323 yards this season (4.6 yards per carry), and became more of a focal point in the offense with the absence of Brian Westbrook. Weaver is the only Eagle to be named to the All-Pro first team.

Weaver is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, but he will become a restricted free agent if 2010 becomes an uncapped year. The athletic fullback said that he's hoping to return to Philadelphia.

"No doubt about it, I love it here," he said. "I think the fans here have accepted me with a great deal of strides through my ups and downs. I love the Eagle Nation. They have really allowed me to grow as a player. They've accepted me for who I am. I've been honest with them and they've been honest with me. It's been great and I hope to be back."

Four Eagles were honored as members of the All-Pro second team. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is the return specialist, after a season in which he led the league with an average of 15.2 yards per punt return, including two touchdowns.

Also named to the second team is defensive end Trent Cole, who matched a career high with 12.5 sacks in 2009.

Cole is joined on the second-team defense by cornerback Asante Samuel, who tied for the league lead in interceptions with nine. Samuel was previously named first-team All-Pro in 2007.

Kicker David Akers is the final Eagle honored as an All-Pro. Akers made 32 of 37 field goal attempts. Akers was previously named first-team All-Pro in 2001.

    • All-Pro team is voted on by 50 national football writers and broadcasters.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:42 a.m., January 14

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