The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed RB Martell Mallett to the practice squad.
Mallett (6-0, 210) originally joined the Eagles prior to the 2010 season and spent the first two weeks of the season on the practice squad. He joined the Browns practice squad on Sept. but was released on Nov. 23.
The 24-year-old Mallett spent the 2009 season as a member of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, where he rushed for 1,280 yards and six touchdowns on 214 carries (5.8 average), adding 43 receptions for 342 yards and two touchdowns. He was named to the West Division All-Star team and also earned the 2009 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie award.
He played collegiately at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he rushed for 2,896 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four-year career. The Pine Bluff, Arkansas native earned first-team all-SWAC honors as a senior in 2008.
Mallett is known as a quick and in between the tackles runner.
Mallett takes the place of RB Joique Bell, who was signed to the New Orleans Saints 53-man roster.
— Adam Caplan