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New Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho
The Philadelphia Eagles had a busy Thursday making changes to their roster, making one player-for-player trade and cutting four others.
Running back Dion Lewis, acquired in the 2011 draft by Philadelphia, was traded to the Cleveland Browns. In exchange, the Birds acquired linebacker Emmanuel Acho in another move to prepare for the widely expected shift to a 3-4 scheme by Philadelphia.
Lewis’ loss is one the team could easily afford, as the former Pitt RB did not see much playing time in 2012. He made a total of just 13 carries for 69 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Eagles elected to acquire Acho (6-1, 240) based on his collegiate achievements, as he saw no playing time last season after being drafted by the Browns suffering a knee injury that placed him on Injured Reserve. During his career at the University of Texas, the 22-year old linebacker appeared in 48 games where he recorded 280 tackles, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles, three f...
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In a move that is being painted as “Chip Kelly remaking his roster,” the Cleveland Browns have acquired running back Dion Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
A fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2011, Lewis lost backup duties in Philly to Bryce Brown during training camp last season. At just 22 years of age, Lewis has averaged 4.75 yards...
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Chip Kelly continues to shake up the Philadelphia Eagles roster.The Eagles traded running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Emmanuel Acho Thursday afternoon. It's surprising that the Eagles and Browns and still trade partners not too long after Philadelphia beat out Cleveland for Kelly's head coaching services. A fifth-round pick in 2011, Lewis rushed...
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The Cleveland Browns continued their activity in the free agency period this offseason. On Thursday, the Browns executed a player for player trade in order to acquire running back Dion Lewis. In exchange for Lewis, the Browns sent LB Emmanuel Acho to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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