(One in a series of profiles about a new player who could have a major impact for the Eagles entering training camp)
Player: Isaac Sopoaga
Weight: 330 pounds
Position: Nose tackle
How acquired: Free agency (from San Francisco)
The skinny: The Eagles signed Sopoaga to a three-year, $11 million contract to be the anchor of the defensive line in new defensive coordinator Billy Davis' 3-4 alignment. A native of Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa, Sopoaga was regarded as a solid, reliable player during nine seasons with the 49ers. He was a key contributor to the Niners' run to the Super Bowl last season, collecting 55 tackles and a sack during the regular season and adding eight tackles and a sack in the playoffs.
Tomorrow: Tackle Lane Johnson