Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran Jake Scott to bolster offensive line


The Philadelphia Eagles hope that veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott can add some much needed help to their offensive line, signing him to a one-year contract on Monday.

The team hopes that Scott’s experience with Howard Mudd for four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2004-07 will help him adjust to the Birds’ line quickly. The 6-5, 292 lineman most recently played for the Tennessee Titans from 2008 to 2011.

There is a chance that Scott will play right guard immediately, meaning that the other remaining players to line up at tackle are Demetress Bell, Dennis Kelly, and King Dunlap, whose name should now be synonymous with a swear word after his string of bone-headed moves on Sunday. Danny Watkins may return to practice this week after missing three games due to his mysterious ankle ailment.

Philadelphia’s offensive line has suffered a litany of injuries and currently features only one remaining starter, LG Evan Mathis. The problems on the line have led to Mike Vick being a virtual punching bag for opposing defenses for much of the season. The fact that Vick made it to Week 10 before getting injured with this line is a minor miracle.

To make room on the roster, the Birds cut, yet again, G Julian Vandervelde. Any guesses as to how many more times he’ll be brought back, signed, and cut a few hours later this season?

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