FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Isaac Sopoaga celebrated his 32nd birthday nearly two months ago.
The massive defensive tackle feels like he received a belated gift this week when the New England Patriots acquired him from Philadelphia at the trade deadline.
The proven run stopper, who started seven of the Eagles' first eight games this season, was brought on to bolster the Patriots' depleted defense that's struggled recently against the run.
Sopoaga spent the first eight years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers and played in the Super Bowl earlier this year before being signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent in March. The 6-foot-2, 330-pounder recorded 10 tackles for the Eagles.
He has started in 87 of 133 career games with 465 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

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