Philadelphia Eagles add to roster at start of camp


On Sunday, as rookies and some veterans began reporting to Bethlehem for the start training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles were making additions to their roster.

The team acquired DT Ollie Ogbu via a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for CB D.J. Johnson. The Birds also and signed free agents WR Anthony “Tiger” Jones and CB Kee-ayre Griffin.

Ogbu (6-1, 30) was signed as an undrafted free agent to Indianapolis in 2011 and spent the season on the team’s practice squad. He was a three year starter at Penn State and in his senior year earned 113 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. In his junior year in 2009, Ogbu earned second team All-Big 10 honors, registering 48 tackles (17 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack and one pass defensed.

Jones (5-11, 195) has spent the past four years in the Arena Football League, most recently with the Philadelphia Soul. The 30-year-old has recorded 524 catches, 7,259 receiving yards and 160 touchdowns over 62 career games in the AFL. Jones was named the AFL Wide Receiver of the Year in 2012 after leading the Soul in all receiving categories, totaling 2,010 yards on 133 receptions and a career-high 47 touchdowns.

Griffin (5-10, 182) participated in the Eagles’ rookie mini camp this year . He was a two–year starter at Temple, where he where he notched 49 tackles, a team-high three interceptions, and blocked two kicks his senior season in 2011.

Almost made it: On Friday, the Eagles released DT Tevita Finau and P Ryan Tydlacka.

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