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Eagles Sign FB Wright to 2-Year Contract


After having him in for a workout a few weeks ago, the Eagles announced the signing of runner Dwayne Wright to a 2-year contract today. After an inconsistent, yet solid (at times) collegiate career at Fresno State, the 228-pound back was selected in the 4th-round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. His rookie campaign was not as big as he had hoped, but he still managed to play a role on special teams and made the most of his minimal amount of touches (he finished '07 with a little over 100 total yards). On the final day of roster decisions, Wright was cut by the Bills, and despite unsuccessfully trying out with the Lions, latched onto the New York Giants franchise during the postseason of the 2008 season. Following his brief stint in New York, the powering Running Back failed to find a home throughout the 2009 season; he's got one now, though, with the Eagles.

A few days after the team's playoff loss to the Cowboys, Wright (pictured, #31) was brought in by the Birds for a simple examination (and quite possibly to provide the Eagles with some RB depth in the midst of questions about Brian Westbrook's future). He didn't earn a contract, but apparently became interesting to the club again, as he was inked to a 2-year deal today. There was one thing different about Wright this time around, however...his position. Instead of listing him as a RB, the Eagles announced the acquisition of him today as a Fullback. Whether that indicates anything in terms of the future of current FB and Pro-Bowl player Leonard Weaver, or not, is yet to be seen. At most, he will probably be used as some competition for a reserve running role, and was simply moved to FB because of his size and ability to play as a short-yardage rusher.

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