Eagles Sign WR Freeman


After several weeks of talks, the Eagles have come to terms with free agent wide receiver Antonio Freeman on a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Freeman is en route to Philadelphia and is expected to be at practice on Sunday morning.

To make room on the roster, the Eagles waived wide receiver Na Brown.

"Antonio will be a good addition to our receiving corps," said head coach Andy Reid in a statement. "He'll bring in a good veteran presence. He's someone that's had a lot of success with, and who's very familiar with, our offense."

Freeman was placed on waivers on June 3 after his release by the Green Bay Packers. Several teams immediately showed interest, and the Eagles continued their pursuit of Freeman via telephone. Reid reportedly called Freeman at least once himself.

In the end, it paid off.

Freeman caught 52 passes for 818 yards and 6 touchdowns last season with the Packers. In 2000, he caught 62 passes for 912 yards.

How he immediately fits into the offense is not clear, but Freeman will look to make an immediate impact.

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