Eagles make minor roster move and add veteran depth to the offensive line

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According to 1067 TheFan’s Chris Russell, the Eagles have signed veteran Center/Guard Josh LeRibeus to a futures contract. The 71st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Russell was picked by the Washington Redskin’s out of Southern Methodist University. In 2011 LeRibeus Started all 13 games for his alma mater, a year after he missed the entire season (2010) for academic reasons.

LeRibeus spent 2012-2015 with Washington, before sitting in street clothes for the entire 2016 season. In 2013 he showed up to training camp a whopping 30 pounds over weight and spent the season on the inactive list. Despite this speed bump, LeRibeus has played in 28 games, Including 12 starts.

In 2015 he would spend 11 of those starts protecting quarterback Kirk Cousins and leading up front as the Washington redskins made their push for the NFC East championship.

A Future’s deal isn’t by any means a guarantee he will even make the team come next season. But what is a sure thing is LeRibeus brings size. At 6’3, 312 pounds, he definitely had the frame to be a road grading center, or guard for the Eagles.

Doug Pederson watched from the sidelines as the injuries piled up to his offensive line. And with all the uncertainty that clouded the Eagles up front all season, adding this Five-year veteran with so much potential, and with seemingly a lot left in the tank was another tiny step in the right direction for 2017.

 

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