Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 7/24/12
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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to some veteran tight end talent to possibly add depth to the position on the team. On Tuesday, the Birds will work out 32-year old free agent Visanthe Shiancoe, who spent five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and before that four seasons with the New York Giants. Shiancoe has 243 career receptions for 2,677 yards and 27 touchdowns. His numbers are the tenth-highest for active tight ends. According to reports, the Birds will then turn their eyes to another veteran tight end who also spent time with the Giants. Philadelphia will give Jeremy Shockey, 31, a physical sometime next week to see where he is after years of knee problems. Coincidentally, Shiancoe backed up Shockey on the Giants from 2003-2006. Shockey has 547 receptions for 6,143 yards and 37 touchdowns in 10  seasons with the Giants, Saints and most recently the Panthers. He ranks sixth in NFL history among tight ends in catches. Brent Celek had a big season for Philadelphia in 2011, p...
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