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Weaver: Hard Work, Dedication And Sacrifice

Fullback Leonard Weaver was once upon a time a rookie free agent tight end looking to find a niche in the league.

Now, he's coming off a season where he earned All-Pro honors and earned what was reportedly the richest contract for a fullback in NFL history.

Weaver isn't slacking off this off-season just because he's now arrived in the NFL.

"I have the same attitude. It's the same thing that's gotten me here the last four or five years," Weaver said. "It's been the same approach - hard work, dedication and sacrifice."

Last year, in his first with the Eagles, Weaver had 323 rushing yards and 140 receiving yards plus four combined touchdowns. Among those touchdowns was a 41-yard run against the Giants to mark the longest run by an Eagles fullback since 1989. Weaver is fully aware that it's easy to get complacent with last year's success, but he isn't planning to rest on his laurels.

"You're only as good as your last play and you have to continue to work," said Weaver.

And Weaver certainly doesn't buy into the notion that the team's offense will take a step back with Kevin Kolb at quarterback this season.

"That is definitely not the case. Don't get it wrong, we love Don (McNabb). We love what Don did. I've watched him my whole career. But one man doesn't make a team," Weaver said. "The bottom line in this game is that it takes 11 guys on offense and 11 guys on defense and 11 special teams players to win a game."

We'll see if Weaver's positive attitude results in continued production.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:45 a.m., May 15

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