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Eagles place Foles on IR, sign Antonio Dixon

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Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

With Nick Foles ruled out of the final game against the Giants, the Eagles decided to open up a roster spot by placing him on IR. To take his spot, the team signed DT Antonio Dixon, who will likely fill the place of Fletcher Cox, who will miss the finale with a concussion.

Dixon played in 35 games over 3 years for the Eagles before heading to the Colts prior to this season. He lasted only 2 games before being released in late October.

In addition, the team added LB Marcus Dowtin to the practice squad.

Dowtin (6-2, 226) recorded four special teams tackles in three games for the New York Jets this season after being elevated from the practice squad to the active roster on October 17. He was waived by the team on November 20. Dowtin was originally signed by the club as a rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft. He played three seasons at Georgia before transferring to North Alabama for his senior season. During his collegiate career, he played in 47 games and amassed 246 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles. A native of Upper Marlboro, MD, Dowtin attended Fork Union Military Academy where he was a high school standout.