Eagles Sign LB Acho; Release Prater

Let the Acho fans rejoice.

The Eagles announced Monday that they signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho off the Giants practice squad and released cornerback Shaun Prater. 

The team will likely sign quarterback G.J. Kinne to the practice squad as well, per a source. He would be called up in the event that Nick Foles and Michael Vick are not ready for Sunday. Kinne was with the Eagles in training camp before eventually being released.

The Eagles originally acquired Acho (6-1, 240) from Cleveland in exchange for Dion Lewis back in April. The second-year linebacker had a strong showing for the Eagles this summer. He had at least a share of the lead in tackles in three of the four preseason games, including an 11-tackle performance against the Jets in the finale. Read more »