PHILADELPHIA -- Fullback Leonard Weaver has agreed to a one-year contract with Philadelphia, giving the Eagles a much-needed blocker in the backfield.
Weaver spent his first four seasons with Seattle. He ran for 130 yards and caught 20 passes for two touchdowns last season.
The Eagles played without a true fullback most of last season, and it cost them in several short-yardage situations. Converted halfback Tony Hunt started but was cut after seeing limited action. Defensive tackle Dan Klecko was moved to fullback and Kyle Eckel was signed off waivers to add depth.
Weaver, at 6-foot and 242 pounds, is a solid blocker and can be effective with the ball. He has 356 yards rushing (4.4 yards per carry) and one touchdown in 46 career games. He also has 60 receptions for 547 yards.
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