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Philadelphia Eagles sign U.S. Army Ranger

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The Philadelphia Eagles have added some depth to their defensive line ahead of the draft and heading into training camp, and he's already the toughest man on the roster.

Alejandro Villanueva, a former U.S. Army Ranger, and standout football player at West Point is the newest member of the Eagles.

The 6-foot-9-inch Villanueva played wide receiver in college, but will play with his hand in the dirt as he gets a look from Philadelphia.

Captain Villaneueva served three tours in Afghanistan, earning a Bronze Medal for valor, in addition to National Defense Service Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star; 

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