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Derek Landri returns to Eagles

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Derek Landri drew interest from other teams in free agency, but he decided that there was no place like Philly.

The Eagles have announced that  Landri has decided to return to the team on a one-year deal. Landri had recently appeared on the radar of the Buccaneers, but he was seen as their second choice for defensive tackle help after Amobi Okoye. Okoye signed with Tampa over the weekend, paving the way back to Philly for Landri.

Landri had 21 tackles and two sacks as a rotational player on the Eagles defensive line last season, his first with the Eagles after spending 2010 as a starter with the Panthers. He led the team with seven tackles for losses despite playing less than half the team’s snaps. He started his career with the Jaguars, who took Landri in the fifth round of the 2007 Draft.

Landri figures to be in the same role for the Eagles this season. Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson are ticketed for the starting lineup again this season and Trevor Laws is a free agent who visited with the Rams last week.

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17 Responses to “Derek Landri returns to Eagles”
  1. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 9, 2012 9:54 AM

    the biggest ‘under the radar’ move of the offseason.. For thos who havent seen this guy play,, he looks tiny on the field, but somehow, every play he is running through the back field..
    I believe this guy is more ‘clutch’ than good.

    whenever there was a key down or a drive,, you would see Landri ripping through OL and making plays in the back field..

    so now we have 4 solid DT’s.. i guess the 1st round pick would now fall on Either Baron or Keuchly.. (or some unknown Division 3 -OL with a high motor)

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: Apr 9, 2012 10:08 AM

    I like what’s going on up there.

  3. jacksaysfu says: Apr 9, 2012 10:15 AM

    Thank God they brought Landri back , he was a beast and he led the team in tackles for loss…. Great pick-up Philly !

  4. jenniferxxx says: Apr 9, 2012 10:26 AM

    Possibly the best signing ever. Another incredible move. More incredible than the last one. Though not quite as incredible as the next.

  5. greenbleeder says: Apr 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    Even though we have 4 DTs in the fold now, you can still expect the Birds to draft one come April 26. It’s a STONE-COLD MORTAL LOCK. (As Eskin used to say.

  6. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 9, 2012 10:32 AM

    Solid player. Good move for both sides.

  7. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Apr 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    Wow-did they just sign Reggie White? Relax Philly fan.

  8. justanotherdummy says: Apr 9, 2012 11:45 AM

    Solid but unspectacular depth/rotational player. He seems to have taken to Wash’s system, glad to have him back aboard.

  9. eaglesfan247 says: Apr 9, 2012 11:55 AM

    Sucks they had a mutli-year for him until Peters got hurt but im very happy Landri is back.. GO EAGLES

  10. birdzflyinhigh says: Apr 9, 2012 12:06 PM

    Glad to have Landri back, he will provide good depth as Patterson and Dixon return from injuries. He definitely doesn’t change any draft plans, but he goes hard whenever he is on the field and is a really good 3rd down DT as he’s shown he can collapse the pocket.

  11. coastbreak321 says: Apr 9, 2012 12:27 PM

    For the love of absolutely everything, Jennifer- please spare us. Your shtick is so old and tired now- in fact, it was never witty, humorous, or interesting- not even for a moment. You stalk these Eagles-related articles and then post the same droll crap. Yes…it really is that bad.

  12. scrap7681 says: Apr 9, 2012 12:56 PM

    If a potential Eagles draft pick scores well on the wonderlic jenniferxxx would think its a name they gave the player. Example: The Eagles just drafted a very wonderlic player, but I’m sure their next pick will b even more wonderlic. They always get the most wonderlic players out there. Just a wonderlic organization. That’s how idiotic your comments are Jennifer!!! If you wanna be sarcastic, funny, or whatever your trying to do, its not working. It’s gettin old now, leave it alone.

  13. n0hopeleft says: Apr 9, 2012 1:59 PM

    Derek Landri is back in Philly?!

    CHAMPIONSHIP!

  14. janvanflac says: Apr 9, 2012 2:00 PM

    Glad to see him back…the dude just brings it.

  15. t16rich says: Apr 9, 2012 3:18 PM

    Howie!!!! Thank you. Great signing. This guy is what effort is all about

  16. Cristofo says: Apr 9, 2012 3:26 PM

    jenniferxxx must be a disgruntled cheerleader that the eagles cut.

  17. oldbyrd says: Apr 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    Very good player with a high motor. This was a no brainer. Glad he”s back. I ll bet he plays more this year.

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