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Eagles sign Emmanuel Acho off Giants practice squad

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The Giants haven’t played yet in Week Seven, but their next opponent has already made a roster move to prepare for the game.

And it’s a roster move with an impact on the Giants. The Eagles announced Monday that they have signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho off of the Giants’ practice squad.

Acho was one of the final cuts made by the Eagles this summer after they acquired him in a trade from the Browns for running back Dion Lewis. Acho was a sixth-round pick of the Browns in 2012, but spent the year on injured reserve.

While the Eagles surely will listen if Acho has anything to offer about the Giants’ plans, but they’ll need to pay him for the next three weeks so it’s likely their interest in adding Acho goes beyond just this week. One reason for the move may be that Jake Knott, one of the team’s backup linebackers, injured his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.

The Eagles waived cornerback Shaun Prater to make room on the roster for Acho.

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9 Responses to “Eagles sign Emmanuel Acho off Giants practice squad”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 21, 2013 5:06 PM

    Gesundheit.

  2. cinfante54 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:20 PM

    He should have never been cut. Cutting him and keeping Casey Matthews? Horrible. He led the team in tackles in the preseason. If, and when, he gets his shot in a regular season game I hope he shows the promise he showed in August.

  3. birdfanatdabeach says: Oct 21, 2013 5:20 PM

    This is the first I head of the Knott injury so this moves make sense in two ways. First, Acho plays the same spot as Knott on “D” and “ST”. Secondly, Chip can get some insight into what crazy Tom does to counter the EAGLES O-machine.

    ICWT!!

  4. bobbyhoying says: Oct 21, 2013 5:23 PM

    This should be popular in Philly. A lot of fans thought he should have made the 53 man roster.

  5. gumbogumbo says: Oct 21, 2013 5:48 PM

    Should have never let him leave in the first place

  6. mungman69 says: Oct 21, 2013 6:18 PM

    Get rid of Casey

  7. kev86 says: Oct 21, 2013 6:36 PM

    Reeeeeach.

  8. jaredo10 says: Oct 21, 2013 6:47 PM

    he beat out Knott in preseason in my eyes

  9. fearthehoody says: Oct 21, 2013 7:13 PM

    Will they ever sign Mike Hancho???

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