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Eagles Sign Receiver Van Dyke

October 13, 1999

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia Eagles added experience to their receiving corps Tuesday, signing Alex Van Dyke to a two-year contract.

Van Dyke, 25, played three seasons with the New York Jets, where he had 25 catches for 211 yards and three touchdowns before being traded to Pittsburgh in March. He was released by the Steelers during the offseason.

He has also returned 21 kickoffs for 427 yards over his career.

``I’m looking forward to contributing in whatever way they want me to, whether it’s on offense, special teams, whatever,″ said Van Dyke, who compiled 1,854 receiving yards while at the University of Nevada in 1995, an NCAA Division I-A season record.

To make room for Van Dyke on the 53-man roster, the Eagles waived wideout Brian Finneran, who had two catches for 21 yards in limited action this season.

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