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Weaver To Work At New Position?

Leonard Weaver was signed by the Eagles as a free agent this off-season to be the fullback presence that the team hasn't had in a long time. But Head Coach Andy Reid hinted during today's press conference that Weaver is versatile enough to perhaps spend some time in another role - Tight End.

"I'm familiar with the playbook," Weaver said. "Either Position I can do, whether it's running routes or blocking."

Weaver was a tight end during his college career at division II Carson-Newman where he was voted an AP division II All-American. His senior season he had 27 catches for 571 yards and eight touchdowns.

But that was in 2004. When he was signed by the Seahawks in 2005, he was immediately converted to fullback and he hasn't played a down of tight end since.

"I haven't played tight end for a while," Weaver said. "But if they need me to do so, I'll do so.

"I know I could do it. At the same time, we'll see. I don't think Andy's going to need me to. We've got qualified guys there."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 2:29 p.m., August 9

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