posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 08:08 PM
FOXSports.com has learned that a mere 12 hours after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, former Pro Bowl defensive end Hugh Douglas came to
terms Monday with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year, incentive-laden deal.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press that the contract is for just under $1 million and could be worth up to $3.4 million, including
incentives. Eagles sources, however, have not confirmed details of the deal.
Earlier in the day, FOXSports.com was the first to report that Douglas was being released by Jacksonville after the team decided it wanted to move in
a younger direction and will now use a DE/LB committee to replace the veteran pass rusher.
"In Hugh's case, we just decided it was time to move on," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "Hugh was playing the run very well; we just felt we needed
more from the pass rush."
The signing reunites Douglas with Eagles head coach Andy Reid, who has been able to get more out of him than any of the other coaches who have had
Douglas during his nine-year career.
Douglas, 31, signed a five-year, $27 million free-agent deal last off-season to leave the Eagles for Jacksonville, but never played for the Jaguars
with the Pro Bowl form that he showed during his five seasons in Philly.
Douglas has 77 career sacks with the Jets, Eagles and Jaguars.