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One former Longhorn decided to stay close to the nest during free agency.
Former Texas defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the franchise announced Monday. Ridgeway was set to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday.
Ridgeway was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Eagles prior to the 2019 season. He appeared in seven games this past year, starting five. He recorded eight tackles, 4.0 of them for loss, and 2.0 sacks.
In three years with the Colts, Ridgeway appeared in 34 games. He tallied 41 total tackles with six of them for loss in addition to 4.5 sacks.
Ridgeway was a member of Texas’ 2012 signing class along with several other eventual NFL players including Malcom Brown and Marcus Johnson. He redshirted his freshman season, and in 2013 tallied 16 tackles with one for loss in six games.
Over the next two seasons, Ridgeway recorded 45 and 47 tackles, respectively. In 2014, he added 10.0 TFLs and two sacks. After a 2015 season that included 6.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks, he declared for the NFL Draft.
Originally from Mansfield High School, Ridgeway is set to begin his fifth season in the NFL.