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Eagles place Olympian Bloom on IR

Updated: August 29, 2006, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles placed fifth-round draft pick and former Olympian Jeremy Bloom on injured reserve Tuesday after he missed most of training camp with an injured hamstring.

Bloom was a burgeoning star at Colorado before his football career was put on hold by an NCAA ruling. In the fall of 2004, the NCAA said Bloom wasn't eligible for the football team because he accepted endorsements to keep his successful freestyle skiing career on track.

The 5-foot-9, ...

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