Eagles DE Howard undergoes abdominal surgery

PHILADELPHIA (TICKER) Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Darren Howard underwent abdominal surgery, the team announced on Thursday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

A nine-year veteran, Howard recorded 10 sacks and 26 tackles in 16 games this past season. Howard has accumulated 60 1/2 sacks and 331 tackles in 129 games with the New Orleans and Philadelphia.

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Updated Thursday, Jan 29, 2009