Eagles sign first-round pick McDougle
PHILADELPHIA - Jerome McDougle, who could be asked to step into the void created by the departure of Pro Bowl defensive end Hugh Douglas, signed a six-year contract with Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
Financial terms of the 24-year-old defensive end's deal were not disclosed.
The Eagles lost Douglas, a powerful pass rusher, to free agency prior to the draft and moved up to select McDougle with the 15th pick.
The 6-2, 264-pound McDougle was a first-team Big East Conference selection for Miami in 2001 and 2002, his only two seasons at the school. He had 114 tackles and 14 sacks and was a finalist for the 2002 Lombardi Award.
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