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All offseason, we've been left to wonder what the Eagles will do to shore up their weakest position: linebacker. After passing on most of the bigger name free agents, the Eagles pulled off a huge trade today, acquiring DeMeco Ryans from the Texans for a 4th round draft pick. Ryans, who does have some issues with an Achilles tendon, still has to pass a physical before the trade becomes official but all indications are that the Eagles are confident he will pass.
Ryans, a 6 year veteran and a 2-time Pro Bowler, brings a hefty salary with him to the Eagles as he earns over 6 million a year through 2015. He is a huge pickup for the Eagles and he will be the best linebacker they've had on the roster in years. The reason the Texans were willing to trade Ryans for very little was his salary and he is better suited for the 4-3 defense that the Eagles employ.
It will be a strange sight to see the Eagles actually have a legitimate Pro Bowler playing middle linebacker for them next season. At 27, Ryans is young and should be a force in the middle for years to come. Great move by the Birds to get a young stud player in a position of extreme need for little cost.
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New Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans greets the Philadelphia press
Right now, the whole of Eagles Nation has a fever. And it has been caused by the euphoria experienced by the recent acquisition of 2-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
Yesterday, the Delaware Country Times’ Bob Grotz said that “The way Eagles Nation has reacted, you would think DeMeco Ryans is headed to the...
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All Eagles fans who weren’t quite satisfied with the “in-house” feel to the 2012 offseason, your wishes may have come true.
According to the National Football Post, the Eagles have acquired inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans and a third-round pick from the Houston Texans in exchange for their own third-rounder and a fourth-round selection in the 2012 draft...
A day after being traded to Philadelphia in a surprising deal with Houston, new Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans on Wednesday met the media, toured his new team's complex, addressed his new city, and then attended the 76ers game.
Think he likes his new town?
''I feel the passion here from the fans and the love in here from the city. I'm just excited to get started...
The Philadelphia Eagles have gotten their linebacker, ladies and gentlemen. In a trade with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Philadelphia acquired 2-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans (6-1, 247) from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2012. The teams also swapped 3rd round choices this year, meaning that the Eagles now possess the 89th selection...
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Houston Texans for a fourth-round draft pick.
The teams will also swap third-round draft picks in this year's draft.
Ryans, a two-time Pro Bowler, recorded 64 tackles through 16 games for the Texans last season after seeing his playing time diminish under new defensive...
"I can sense that everyone has been looking for that middle linebacker, and I’m happy to be the guy that they chose to step in and be the middle linebacker of this defense," Ryans said. "I’m just looking to step in and do my job. How the fans view it or not, I’m going to be myself and do what I do on the field. I’m not going to be someone that I’m not and...
The Eagles filled one of their biggest needs of the offseason on Tuesday by sending a mid-round pick to Houston for veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
The Eagles acquire former Pro Bowl linebacker, Demeco Ryans, from the Houston Texans for a 4th round draft pick. The two teams will also be swapping 3rd round picks in the trade. Demeco, 27, was rookie of the year and a one time pro bowler before inuring his achilles. Before the injury Demeco also averaged
After we seemed to wait and wait for the Eagles to sign a free agent linebacker, the team decided to go another direction, acquiring DeMeco Ryans via trade.
The Eagles gave up their fourth-round selection and swapped third-round selections with the Texans in order to pick up Ryans.
Unlike last season, the draft would be used to address needs to that were not addressed during free...
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly gotten their man at linebacker. The Eagles have agreed to a trade with Houston Texans to acquire Former Pro Bowl Linebacker DeMeco Ryans for a mid-round pick or picks according to conflicting reports. The story was first reported by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer on twitter.
DeMeco Ryans is a 27 year old linebacker out of Alabama. Ryans has been...
Well, knock me over with a feather: after only a decade or so of treating the position like it was something to be found on the dock or carnie circuit, my football laundry actually went out and got themselves an honest to goodness linebacker, trading a fourth and swapping thirds with the Texans for 27-year-old DeMeco Ryans. Or a one-time second round pick from Alabama with a bit...
The Philadelphia Eagles will acquire linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Houston Texans for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported on Tuesday.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Ryans recorded 64 tackles last season after coming back from an Achilles injury.
Ryans, 27, has 636 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two interceptions during his six-year career.
Howie Roseman, lying in the weeds again.
The Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Houston Texans for former Pro Bowler DeMeco Ryans in exchange or a mid-round pick, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.
Ryans was a Pro Bowler in 2009, when he had 123 tackles. He played in 16 games last year, starting all 16, and had 64 tackles.