Eagles Notes: Eagles deal Jones for Robinson

Adrian Robinson, then a Steeler, pressures Buffalo QB Vince Young during a 2012 preseason game.
Adrian Robinson, then a Steeler, pressures Buffalo QB Vince Young during a 2012 preseason game. (DOUG BENZ / AP)
Posted: August 25, 2013

The Eagles acquired linebacker Adrian Robinson from the Pittsburgh Steelers for running back Felix Jones on Friday. The deal was pending the completion of physicals.

Robinson, 23, is a Temple product who went undrafted in 2012. He is 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds and played 12 games with the Steelers last season. A native of Harrisburg, Robinson was a college defensive end who started 38 games for the Owls.

Robinson adds depth to outside linebacker, a position of need for the Eagles. After Connor Barwin, Trent Cole, and Brandon Graham, the team lacks depth at the spot. Chris McCoy, Everette Brown, and Travis Long are the other options. Phillip Hunt was likely lost for the season because of a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Robinson would seem to have a better chance of making the roster than Jones, a former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick who signed a one-year deal during the offseason. Jones failed to impress during training camp and the preseason, and he was the No. 4 running back, behind LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk.

This was the fourth player-for-player trade that general manager Howie Roseman has made in 2013, and the 12th since Roseman became general manager in 2010.

Extra points

After the third preseason game against the Jaguars, the Eagles will resume practicing Monday at Lincoln Financial Field. It will be the final practice open to fans, and the start time has been moved up to 11:40 a.m. . . . The roster must be reduced to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday and must be at 53 by 6 p.m. next Saturday.

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Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.

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