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Eagles Sign London to 2-year Deal

June 14, 1999

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AP) _ The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Antonio London on Monday to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

London, entering his seventh NFL season, played just one game last year with the Green Bay Packers before injuring his knee and missing the remainder of the season.

``He has been a pass rusher in this league and he will fill in as such with us. That’s what we have in mind with him,″ Eagles coach Andy Reid said. ``We’ll gradually bring him into the picture.″

London played for five seasons with the Detroit Lions and enjoyed his best year in 1995 when he had seven sacks in the final seven games. The next year, he started 15 games and recorded a career-high 70 tackles.

London signed with the Packers prior to the 1998 regular season as an unrestricted free agent but lasted just one game before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. He has 142 tackles and 13 sacks in 76 career games with 19 starts.

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