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Sapp To IR; Eagles Claim DE Egboh

The Eagles placed rookie fifth-round draft pick Ricky Sapp on Injured Reserve on Tuesday and replaced him on the active roster with defensive end Pannel Egboh, who was claimed off waivers from the Houston Texans.

The 6-4, 252-pound Sapp underwent an MRI on a knee that head coach Andy Reid said earlier today that had been bothering him and was tweaked the other day. Sapp was utilized at both defensive end and linebacker in training camp, but played primarily at defensive end in the preseason. Sapp was projected to learn the Joker (stand-up end) position, which was very similar to the Bandit linebacker position he played at Clemson.

Egboh was a rookie free agent signing of the 49ers in 2009 out of Stanford. The 6-6, 287-pound defensive end was released by the 49ers before the start of last season and signed with the Texans practice squad in December and finished the year with them. Egboh played in 40 games (36 starts) for the Cardinal and had 98 tackles, 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:45 p.m., August 31

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