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Eagles trade for OG Wells, place Abiamiri on PUP list

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The Eagles acquired some offensive line depth on Friday, trading for OG Reggie Wells from the Cardinals in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.

Philadelphia has been desperate for interior-line help with injuries to centers Jamaal Jackson and Nick Cole, forcing backup Mike McGlynn to shift over from his natural spot at left guard. Wells, 29, has played his entire career with Arizona, starting 90 games over the past seven seasons, including 70 consecutive games since 2006.

"We're adding a player that has started several seasons in the National Football League and has played at a very high level during the course of his career," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. "He has experience at several different positions along the offensive line and he will be a welcome addition to that group. You can never have enough depth at that position as you go through an NFL season."

The Cardinals no longer needed Wells' services following the signing of free-agent OLG Alan Faneca in the offseason. Veteran Deuce Lutui is the starting right guard for Arizona.

The Eagles also announced they have placed DE Victor Abiamiri on the reserve/PUP list and released 10 players: RB J.J. Arrington, WR Dobson Collins, DE Pannel Egboh, TE Nate Lawrie, RB Martell Mallett, OT Jeraill McCuller, CB David Pender, CB Geoff Pope, DT Boo Robinson and S Anthony Scirrotto.
By being placed on the reserve/PUP list, Abiamiri is not eligible to play in the team's first six regular-season games. After the sixth game, the team has three weeks to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster. If he is not activated during that time period, he is placed on the season-ending injured-reserve list.
By releasing Arrington, the Eagles will now receive a 2012 sixth-round draft pick from the Broncos as compensation for the trade of LB Joe Mays to Denver on July 30.
The Eagles currently have 65 players on their active roster. 


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