Colts, Eagles complete trade

DE Geathers goes to Philly, FB Havili heads to Indy. Terry McCormick

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The Indianapolis Colts announced they have traded defensive end Clifton Geathers to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for fullback Stanley Havili.

Additionally, the Colts announced that restricted free agent tackle Jeff Linkenbach has signed his tender offer.

“Colts GM Ryan Grigson previously worked for the Eagles, so his familiarity with the personnel in Philadelphia helps to explain the move.

"Stanley fills an immediate need for us at the fullback position and provides us with a solid option in our new offensive scheme,” 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.”

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