PHILADELPHIA (April 6, 2005) -- Fullback Jon Ritchie signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, returning to the NFC champions after missing most of last season with a knee injury.
Ritchie came to Philadelphia in 2003 after five years in Oakland. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Philadelphia's third game last year, and sat out the rest of the season.
Ritchie has 21 catches for 122 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the Eagles. He had 129 receptions for 1,026 yards and four TDs with the Raiders.
The Eagles used Josh Parry, a converted linebacker, to replace Ritchie. Parry started 14 games, including the playoffs.