Eagles Complete Deal for Pro Bowl Linebacker DeMeco Ryans

Well, Philadelphia can stop wondering what will happen at linebacker next season.

Instead of finding an answer through free agency, the Eagles have completed a trade with the Houston Texans for Pro-Bowl middle linebacker, DeMeco Ryans.


Eagles finally getting that LB they’ve been searching for as they have agreed to a trade w Houston for pro bowl LB DeMeco Ryans

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 20, 2012

The final deal that Philadelphia worked out is — the Eagles third and fourth rounders in exchange for Ryans and the Texans third rounder.

Ryans had 64 tackles and one forced fumble last season. The main reason the Texans were willing to trade the former Pro-Bowler is because he is best suited for a 4-3 defense, as opposed to the 3-4 that Wade Philips is now running in Houston. Ryans, pending a physical, will be with the team and fill in as the starter from day one.

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