LAWTON LEAVING

Luke Lawton, a veteran fullback who played offense and special teams for the Colts last season, has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, the club announced on Friday. Lawton was traded for a conditional selection in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Colts Fullback Lawton Traded to Philadelphia Eagles

INDIANAPOLIS – Luke Lawton, a veteran fullback who played offense and special teams for the Colts last season, has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, the club announced on Friday.

Lawton was traded for a conditional selection in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Lawton, who played collegiately at McNeese State and who had stints with Buffalo, Atlanta, the New York Jets and the New York Giants before joining the Colts, twice was waived last season as the Colts maneuvered their roster because of a rash of midseason injuries.

Still, he played in 11 games, rushing five times for 13 yards and catching four passes for 29 yards and a one-yard touchdown, the touchdown coming in a December victory over Jacksonville. He finished tied for fourth on the team with 11 special teams tackles.

Lawton became a favorite among fans in the RCA Dome last season, with fans often chanting "Luuuuuke" when he made a tackle or had a rushing attempt.

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