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Report: Eagles Add DT Boo Robinson

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post passed along a tweet from agent Albert Elias stating that the Eagles have signed rookie free agent defensive tackle Boo Robinson to a contract. There is no official word from the Eagles. Rookies and selected veterans are scheduled to take part in an Organized Team Activity beginning on Wednesday.

The 6-1, 292-pound Robinson was a three-year starter at Wake Forest who earned All-ACC honorable mention accolades in his junior year. Here is the scouting report from DraftInsider.net's Tony Pauline.

DT Boo Robinson, Wake Forest
Pos. Rank: 36 Grade: Free Agent Height: 6-1 Weight: 292 40: 5.03 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: Fairly athletic defensive tackle with marginal size and upside. Plays with excellent pad level, gets off the snap with an explosive first step, and tough to move from his angle of attack. Quickly gets his hands up to protect himself, nicely redirects to ball-carriers and has shown himself to be a disruptive force. Constantly doubled by opponents yet rarely off his feet.

The Bad: Not light on his feet and possesses just a marginal burst of speed. Must develop more moves and become quicker disengaging from blocks. Has struggled with back injuries.

The Verdict: After two solid years on the football field, Robinson watched his game take a step back in 2009 for a variety of reasons. He possesses the strength and athleticism to hold down a roster spot as a backup defensive tackle on a four-man line.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 6:03 p.m., May 17

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