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Eagles make string of roster moves

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 9, 2005) -- Terrell Owens was put on the reserve/suspended list as the Philadelphia Eagles made a string of roster moves, re-signing tight end Chad Lewis while losing center Hank Fraley for the season.

The Eagles also signed offensive lineman Jamaal Jackson from their practice squad, linebacker Dedrick Roper from Pittsburgh's practice squad and put backup linebacker Jason Short on injured reserve.

Fraley was placed on injured reserve because of a bad shoulder. He had started all but one game at center for the Eagles since 2001. Second-year pro Trey Darilek was listed as Fraley's backup.

Owens' suspension opened a roster spot for the next three games, allowing the Eagles to bring in Lewis for his third stint with the team. Starting tight end L.J. Smith received a concussion Nov. 6 in the first half of a loss to the Washington Redskins and did not return.

Lewis was not re-signed after last season when he sprained his foot in a victory against Atlanta in the NFC championship game. He caught a pair of touchdown passes in that game as the Eagles defeated the Falcons 27-10 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Last season, Lewis, a three-time Pro Bowl choice, had 29 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns. For his career, the former Brigham Young walk-on has caught 223 passes for 2,285 yards and 23 touchdowns.

The Eagles also added center Dominic Furio to the practice squad.

The Associated Press News Service

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