Ex-Packers RB signs with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed former Packers RB Dorsey Levens to a one-year contract. The team also placed RB Correll Buckhalter (knee), OL Jamaal Jackson (triceps), and DE N.D. Kalu (knee) on the Injured Reserve list.<p>

Levens, 34, is returning to Philadelphia after a one-year stint with the Eagles in 2002. That year, Levens rushed 75 times for 411 yards (5.5 avg.) and one touchdown and caught 19 passes for 124 yards and one score.

Levens spent his first eight NFL seasons with Green Bay, where he posted two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He spent the 2003 season with the New York Giants. For his career, Levens has rushed 1,149 times for 4,545 yards and 32 touchdowns and caught 295 passes for 2,242 yards and 17 TDs. The sure-handed Levens has only fumbled 13 times in 10 NFL seasons. He earned Pro Bowl honors following the 1997 season when he rushed for a career-high 1,435 yards with the NFC Champion Packers.

Levens, a native of Syracuse, NY, played collegiately at Georgia Tech after transferring from Notre Dame. He will wear jersey number 25. Eric McCoo will now wear No. 22.

The Packers play the Eagles Dec. 5 in Philadelphia.


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