Eagles Sign Dixon; Place Foles On IR

Antonio Dixon is back. The Eagles signed the defensive tackle to a two-year deal and placed Nick Foles on Injured Reserve. Linebacker Marcus Dowtin was also signed to the practice squad.

Dixon played in Philadelphia from 2009-11, compiling  62 tackles and three sacks. He appeared in two games for the Colts this season but was released on October 29.

Dowtin (6-2, 226) recorded four special teams tackles in three games for the New York Jets this season. He was waived by the team on November 20.

Foles has a hairline fracture in his throwing hand. The injury appeared to happen on a completion to LeSean McCoy at the end of the first half Sunday. Foles faked a screen to Damaris Johnson, spun and was hit by Barry Cofield as he released the ball and landed on his right hand. He was having difficulty gripping the ball at halftime, Reid said, but X-rays were negative at the stadium and the decision was made to keep him in. An MRI later revealed the hairline fracture.

Andy Reid indicated that this type of injury generally takes three weeks to recover from.

“He’s a pretty tough kid, obviously, by going through this. He never said a word about it,” said Reid.