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. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles sign veteran Jake Scott to bolster offensive line’
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The Atlanta Falcons look pretty beatable for an undefeated team.
Their six wins have come against nary a winning team, .500 being the best record of an opponent they’ve faced this season. A 30-28 win in Week 4 against the Panthers or a 23-20 victory in Week 6 over the Raiders can’t exactly be described as impressive or dominating. Yes, the Falcons have come out with wins in every game but are they a commanding team? That is what the Falcons seek to prove on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles plan to show that the mighty can and will fall, particularly when the Falcons travel to the Linc and have failed to secure a victory in four previous trips to Philadelphia’s stadium. Continue reading ‘Falcons – Eagles preview: Defeating the undefeated’
The Philadelphia Eagles face off against the Cleveland Browns tonight in their third contest this preseason. While the third game is typically the most important for teams, with starters seeing their most playing time until the start of the regular season, that will not be the case for the Birds tonight.
As the Browns will be Philadelphia’s Week 1 opponent, plans to keep their cards close to their chests. Starters will play a quarter at most and the rest of the game will be an opportunity for the rest of the team to fight for their chance to make the team.
I know, it doesn’t sound terribly exciting. So why should you watch?
1. Another challenge for Foles. With Mike Vick sitting out this game and likely the remainder of the preseason and with Mike Kafka still out with a broken hand, all eyes are on rookie Nick Foles. Friday will mark his biggest challenge to date, for the first time going against a starting NFL defense. Andy Reid plans to play Foles for a half and Trent Edwards will take the remaining time. With the lack of time Kafka has seen this preseason a very real fight for the #2 spot is underway. Continue reading ‘3 things to watch: Eagles versus Browns edition’
Offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who attended Purdue University, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round (the 153rd overall pick) of the 2012 draft. Kelly is huge (6-8, 321), with his size comparable to that of veteran OT King Dunlap.
Head coach Andy Reid said of Kelly’s size,
“When he walks in the room, he’s one of those where the light dims down a little bit because he’s a big human being”
Adding depth to the offensive line was of no doubt on the minds of the Eagles front office heading into the draft in the wake of LT Jason Peters’ Achilles injury. They added to the team’s 0-line with Kelly as well as OG Brandon Washington, who was drafted in the 6th round.
Kelly largely flew under the radar of draft experts, in large part due to the fact that he was not invited to the Combine. But the 4-year starter, who was also co-captain of the Boilermakers and named the team’s offensive MVP his junior year, worked out for the Eagles, and the team liked what they saw. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Spotlight: OT Dennis Kelly’
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Thursday that they had come to terms with DE Vinny Curry, OT Dennis Kelly and WR Marvin McNutt. All 3 signed 4-year deals.
The Philadelphia Eagles have now signed four of their nine 2012 draft picks., with LB Mychal Kendricks signing with the team on Tuesday.
Curry, who played at Marshall in college was selected by the Eagles in the 2nd round (59th overall selection). Kelly, from Purdue, was taken in the 5th (153rd overall selection) by the Birds. McNutt comes to Philadelphia from Iowa and was a 6th-round acquisition for the team (194th overall).
The Eagles rookie minicamp begins on Saturday and runs through Monday.
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