Eagles deal FB Stanley Havili to Indy for DE Clifton Geathers
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded fullback Stanley Havili to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Clifton Geathers, the teams announced Thursday.
Geathers, the brother of Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers, has bounced around a bit since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He also played for the Dolphins, Cowboys and Seahawks before landing with the Colts.
In eight games last season in Indianapolis, Geathers compiled five tackles and a sack.
Havili was chosen in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by the Eagles but wasn't on the active roster until last season, rushing six times for 22 yards and a score.
“Stanley fills an immediate need for us at the fullback position and provides us with a solid option in our new offensive scheme,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. “His speed, explosion and hard-nosed playing style are his main strengths, but he also possesses sound blocking and receiving skills. Stanley had a very productive career at USC and gained valuable experience as a starting fullback and special teams contributor for Philadelphia last year.
"The Eagles in return are getting a young, very big and strong player in Clif Geathers that can play every defensive line position to fill a need moving forward in their new scheme as well. We feel it’s a win-win.”
Judging by Chip Kelly's offense at Oregon, it appears Philly won't have much need for a fullback in 2013.
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