The Eagles yesterday signed veteran wide receiver James Lofton, an eight- time Pro Bowl player who was cut by two NFL teams this year.
Lofton, 37, is the all-time NFL leader in receiving yards with 13,837 on 751 career catches. But this year, playing with the Los Angeles Raiders and Rams, Lofton caught only one pass for 16 yards. In a youth movement, the Rams
cut him Monday.
However, in signing him to a one-year contract, the Eagles remain confident that Lofton can contribute to a passing game that will likely play for the remainder of the season without starting quarterback Randall Cunningham and top wide receiver Fred Barnett. Both were hurt in the win against the Jets on Oct. 3.