Eagles claim RB Gordon

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have claimed RB Lamar Gordon off waivers from the Miami Dolphins and released RB Bruce Perry.

"Lamar is a big back with good speed and quickness," said head coach Andy Reid. "He also has the ability to catch the ball which will help him in this offense. He's a talented, young running back who should be a good compliment to the rest of the backs on this team. We're look forward to getting him into Philadelphia and onto the practice field this week."

"I am very excited to being joining the Eagles," said Gordon, who is scheduled to practice with the team tomorrow. "I have heard many great things about the organization and they have one of the best teams in the league. They have won a lot of football games; I can't wait to get going in practice tomorrow. I am looking to contribute in anyway I can to help keep that thing going forward."

Lamar Gordon (6-1, 223) is in his 4th NFL season after being drafted in the 3rd round by St. Louis in 2002. The 25-year-old Gordon spent two seasons with the Rams before being traded to Miami two days prior to the 2004 regular season opener. During his three-year career, Gordon has played in 26 games (11 starts) and rushed 171 times for 590 yards and 2 touchdowns and caught 51 passes for 411 yards and 2 scores.

In 2004, Gordon played in three games for the Dolphins before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a dislocated shoulder. As a rookie with the Rams in 2002, he started five games for an injured Marshall Faulk and responded with 228 yards on 65 carries and 30 receptions for 278 yards. In his first offensive action of his NFL career, Gordon rushed four times for 44 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown scamper on Monday Night Football at Tampa Bay on September 23.

A native of Milwaukee, WI, Gordon finished as North Dakota State's all-time leading rusher with 4,700 yards and 62 touchdowns on 783 carries.

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