Philadelphia Eagles Sign Owen Schmitt to Replace Leonard Weaver

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As everyone feared, Leonard Weaver is done for the season. Head coach Andy Reid labeled it a "severe" ACL injury and wouldn't say one way or another if the injury is career threatening.

"Well, they’re going to have to get in there and see exactly [what is wrong with it]," Reid told the media at a Monday press conference. "That’s why I just labeled it as I did. I think we all saw it, it wasn’t a pretty picture. So, from ACL standpoints it was severe. They won’t know the further damage, if any, until they get in there. But obviously, just from the look of things, it was severe."

Naturally the next step is to find a replacement. I figured they would simply do it in-house and rotate Eldra Buckley and Clay Harbor, but the team has announced they will sign former Seattle Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt to replace Weaver who is headed to the IR.

Schmitt, you might remember, is the guy who bashed his own head in with his helmet during a pregame intro...

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