The Eagles announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive tackle Babatunde Oshinowo (Ba-ba-TOON-day OH-shi-no-who) to the practice squad. He replaces linebacker Andy Studebaker, who was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 6-foot-1, 304-pound Oshinowo spent the 2008 preseason with the Washington Redskins before being released on Aug. 24. He spent the final three games of 2007 on the Chicago Bears active roster, playing in a reserve role in one contest against Green Bay on Dec. 23. Prior to being signed to the 53-man roster, Oshinowo spent the previous 12 weeks on the Bears' practice squad.
Oshinowo originally was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL draft. He was on the Browns' 53-man roster for three games that season and made his NFL debut in the finale against Houston, where he totaled two tackles. Oshinowo spent the other 14 weeks on Cleveland's practice squad.
A four-year letterman and three-time Academic All-Pac-10 selection at Stanford (2002-05), Oshinowo played in 44 games with 34 consecutive starts. He compiled 145 career tackles, 15 sacks, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles for the Cardinals. He was born on Jan. 14, 1983 in Naperville, IL, where he attended Neuqua Valley High School.