Texas defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway celebrates stopping Kansas State during a NCAA college football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Ex-Texas lineman Hassan Ridgeway opts to stay another year with NFL’s Eagles

Posted March 16th, 2020


A day full of headlines in the NFL did provide one footnote for Longhorn fans.

On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they had resigned Hassan Ridgeway. A 6-3, 305-pound defensive tackle, Ridgeway played at Texas from 2012-15.

Ridgeway, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday afternoon, agreed to a one-year deal. Philadelphia acquired Ridgeway in a trade last season. A fourth-round pick in 2016, Ridgeway spent the first three years of his professional career in Indianapolis.

Last year, Ridgeway started five times for Philadelphia’s playoff team. Before his season was ended by an ankle injury in October, Ridgeway recorded two sacks.

Ridgeway was not the only ex-Longhorn on the market. Former Texas safety Adrian Phillips is rated by NFL.com as this offseason’s 63rd-best free agent. Phillips earned a Pro Bowl bid with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018.

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