Hobbs, Gocong sign tenders with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that two of their restricted free agents have signed their one-year tenders, adding them to the fold for the offseason program.

Cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who missed the second half of the season with a neck injury, and linebacker Chris Gocong boh put their signatures to contracts today.

The Eagles are expecting Hobbs to return to form. They traded for him with New England on draft weekend last season. He played in the first eight games before injuring his neck in a game vs. Dallas and requiring disc surgery. Hobbs, who was tendered at the first-round level was the No. 3 corner in a rotation with Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown.

Gocong was tendered at the original round of compensation level, meaning he would have cost an opposing team a third-round pick to sign away. He began last season as the strong-side linebacker before Moise Fokou took over. Gocong has made 35 career starts.

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