The Eagles announced on Tuesday that DT Antonio Dixon has been placed on Injured Reserve for an injury to his triceps sustained during Sunday’s game. To replace him, the Eagles signed DT Derek Landri to a one-year deal.
Thankfully, Landri has some experience with the Birds’ defense, as he spent training camp and the preseason with the team. He did not, however, make the final roster at the start of the season.
More about Landri, courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles:
“The 28-year-old Landri (6-2, 290) spent the 2011 preseason with the Eagles, but was released as part of the team’s final roster cutdown. He is entering his fifth NFL season after spending the first four years of his career in Jacksonville (2007-09) and Carolina (2009-10). Landri started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2010, posting 43 tackles and three sacks after being acquired by the team off waivers from Jacksonville on December 4, 2009. While with the Jaguars in 2007, Landri recorded a sack and an interception of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Pittsburgh. He also recovered a fumble in the final moments of the contest to seal the win. “