The Eagles continue to make moves, as the team announced Wednesday the re-signing of defensive tackle Antonio Dixon and a trade of offensive tackle Winston Justice. Justice and a 2012 sixth-round pick will be sent to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2012 sixth-round pick.
The Eagles move up from 17th to second in the sixth round, while also saving a reported approximate of $4.2 million on the salary cap. Justice, a second-round pick out of Southern Cal in 2006, played in 47 games (31 starts) in six seasons with the Eagles. In Indianapolis, he will be reunited with Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, who had long been with the Eagles.
Dixon, meanwhile, was a restricted free agent tendered at the second-round level. The 26-year-old defensive tackle was originally claimed off waivers prior to the 2009 season opener. The powerful, run-stuffing defensive tackle has played in 35 games (10 starts) for the Eagles, compiling 62 tackle, 3.0 sacks and one blocked field goal. He spent much of the 2011 season on injured reserve with a torn triceps.
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have traded T Winston Justice and a 6th round draft choice (17th pick) to the Indianapolis Colts for a 6th round draft choice (2nd pick). The team also announced that they have signed DT Antonio Dixon to a one-year contract. Dixon had been a restricted free agent.
Originally an undrafted free agent signing of the Washington Redskins following the 2009 draft, Dixon (6-3, 322) was claimed off waivers by the Eagles prior to the 2009 season opener. The powerful, run-stuffing defensive tackle has played in 35 games (10 starts), compiling 62 tackles, three sacks and one blocked field goal in his three-year career.
A second round draft choice of the Eagles out of USC in 2006, Justice played in 47 games (31 starts) in six seasons with the club, including 29 starts at right tackle from 2009-10.