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Klecko goes back to defense

Dan Klecko has a new number and an old position.

Dan Klecko has a new number and an old position.

The former Temple star's bid to become the full-time fullback ended today as he moved back to defensive tackle for the morning workout at the NovaCare Complex. Klecko also switched numbers from 49 to 68.

It's a move that shouldn't come as a major surprise after the Eagles made a trade for Klecko's former teammate, Luke Lawton, Friday. Lawton played 11 games at fullback for the Indianapolis Colts last season.

Klecko, 5-foot-11 and 275 pounds, had spent his entire career as a defensive tackle with New England and Indianapolis, making occasional appearances at fullback in goal-line situations. The Eagles signed him as a free-agent in March with the intention of making him a fullback, but they obviously didn't feel as if the experiment was going well.

The Eagles are looking for depth at defensive tackle, but there's no guarantee that Klecko will be able to make the 53-man roster at that position.

Klecko's move back to defensive tackle leaves Lawton fighting for the fullback position with Jason Davis and rookie Jed Collins.