The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday they have acquired defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback D.J. Johnson. The Eagles also signed free agents wide receiver Anthony “Tiger” Jones and cornerback Kee-ayre Griffin.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colts in 2011, Ogbu spent last season on the Colts practice squad.
The 25-year-old was a three-year starter at defensive tackle for Penn State, where he logged 113 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks as senior in 2010.
The 6-1, 305-pound lineman earned second team All-Big 10 honors as a junior in 2009, registering 48 tackles (17 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack and one pass defensed.
The Staten Island, N.Y. native was recognized as a PrepStar Magazine All-American while at Milford Academy.
Jones had spent the previous four seasons in the Arena Football League with the Philadelphia Soul (2012), Dallas Vigilantes (2011), Milwaukee Iron (2010) and Georgia Force (2008). The 30-year-old recorded 524 catches, 7,259 receiving yards and 160 touchdowns over 62 career games in the AFL.
Signed as a rookie free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2005, Jones was released prior to training camp.
The Mobile, AL native played collegiately at Louisville, tallying 26 receptions for 326 yards and four scores over 51 career games. An offensive and defensive standout at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, the 5-11, 195-pound receiver was a first-team all-Southern Region selection at defensive back and an honorable mention all-state selection on offense in his senior season.
Offered a tryout at the Eagles rookie mini-camp this year, Griffin was a two-year starter at cornerback for Temple where he collected 49 tackles, a team-best three interceptions, and blocked two kicks his senior season in 2011.
A native of East Orange, N.J., Griffin started his collegiate career as a running back for the Owls, but was switched to a defensive back during the middle of his sophomore season in 2009.
The 24-year-old earned first-team All-State, first-team All-Non Public and first-team All-Hudson recognition by the Star-Ledger as a running back while at St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, N.J.).