Linebacker Chris Gocong, who began his NFL career with the Eagles, will take part in Philadelphia’s rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, the club said Thursday.
The Browns released the 29-year-old Gocong last month. He missed the 2012 season with an Achilles injury suffered in August.
The Eagles selected Gocong in Round Three of the 2006 draft. He started 35 games for Philadelphia from 2007 through 2009, notching 169 tackles and four sacks. The Eagles dealt Gocong and cornerback Sheldon Brown to Cleveland in April 2010.
In his two seasons of play with Cleveland, the 6-2, 263-pound Gocong recorded 145 tackles and 5.5 sacks and started all 32 games.
Another veteran linebacker, Gerald McRath, will also participate in the Eagles’ rookie minicamp, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday. McRath, 26, made 120 stops for the Titans from 2009 through 2011. McRath (6-3, 228) spent 2012 on injured reserve with a knee injury.