The Redskins have poached a player from a division rival for the first time this offseason. The team officially announced the signing of DE Clifton Geathers today. Geathers was a 6th round pick in 2010 for the Miami Dolphins, and has been with 6 teams in his NFL career. He was traded from the Indianapolis Colts to the Eagles for FB Stanley Havili last year. He has been active for 31 games in his career, earning his 1st start last season in Philadelphia. He had 13 tackles last season, and his only career sack came in 2012 with the Colts.
ESPN's Eagles blogger Phil Sheridan had this to say about Geathers:
The 6-foot-8, 340-pound defensive lineman played only 21 percent of the Eagles’ defensive plays in 2013.
He didn’t register any sacks and was credited with four quarterback hurries.
But Geathers was typically used on running downs, and was part of a close-knit group of young defensive linemen who grew together under the tutelage of assistant coach Jerry Azzinaro. Is Geathers a must-sign, high-priority guy for GM Howie Roseman? Probably not.
Geathers won the prestigious Most Bizarre Eagles Tweeter Award for 2013. Here is an example of his submissions for consideration.
Working on the six pack today pic.twitter.com/DPw4d0VVBd— Clifton Geathers (@ClifGeathers) May 6, 2013