Eagles extend Ryans’ contract

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Philadelphia Eagles announced that
they have signed linebacker DeMeco Ryans to a one-year extension, keeping him
under contract through 2016.

Terms of the new contract were not disclosed, but Ryans was set to make $6.8
million for the 2015 season.

Ryans started 40 games in three seasons with Philadelphia before sustaining an
Achilles tear against Houston, his former team, in Week 9. Over his Eagles’
career, he has accumulated 285 tackles with five sacks and four interceptions.

The 30-year-old Alabama product has 921 tackles in 126 games with the Eagles
and Texans. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 and
reached the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009.

In 2010, Ryans also sustained an Achilles tear and missed 10 games that