(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

Height: 6-feet-2

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Weight: 330 pounds

Age: 31

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

David Weinberg


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