Report: Eagles will sign CFL's top pass rusher

Blue Bombers' Phillip Hunt to sign in Philly Brad Biggs

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Cameron Wake is the poster boy for all players in the Canadian Football League that are hoping to take their act to the next level.

The Philadelphia Eagles wouldn’t mind one bit if Phillip Hunt followed Wake’s career path, either. Adam Caplan of reports that the Eagles are expected to sign Hunt, who led the CFL with 16 sacks this past season. The deadline for CFL players to make the move to the NFL is Feb. 15 and already a handful of players have made the move, including wide receivers Andy Fantuz and Emmanuel Arceneaux, who signed with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, respectively.

Wake was a pass-rushing phenom in the CFL before making the move to the Miami Dolphins. He had 14 ½ sacks this past season and earned Pro Bowl honors while being a candidate for the defensive player of the year award. Hunt worked out for the Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Vikings, according to Caplan. He had 19 sacks over the past two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Hunt is a little undersized but so is Trent Cole and he does just fine as Philadelphia’s top pass rusher.

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