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’
The Philadelphia Eagles offensive line has already been decimated by injuries and Monday night’s game against the Saints saw yet another lineman fall with Todd Herremans making an early exit with a right ankle/foot injury. He was carted off to the locker room.
Demetress Bell filled in for Herremans at RT for the remainder of the game..
This means that for the majority of the game against the Saints, the only lineman who has experience starting for more than a full season season with the Eagles offense is LG Evan Mathis. Mathis is joined by King Dunlap at LT, in for the injured Jason Peters; Dallas Reynolds at center, who is in for Jason Kelce; Bell; and rookie Dennis Kelly at RG, in for Danny Watkins.
Herremans will receive an MRI on Tuesday morning to assess the extent of his injury.
Let’s hope the injury isn’t as bad as it looked and that Herremans can rejoin the struggling offensive line in the coming week so that a situation that is already bad doesn’t get even worse.
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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’
Since the firing of former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo last week, we’ve been waiting for the corresponding shoe to drop on offense.
After head coach Andy Reid’s pronouncement that Mike Vick would remain his starting quarterback and that Marty Morhinweg would continue to call plays on offense, we knew that no sizable change were coming on that side of the ball for the Birds.
No, there will be no major, seismic-shift-type changes. But lo and behold, the week after Philadelphia’s bye has produced some shifts, specifically on the offensive line. Continue reading ‘Shifts along the o-line for the Philadelphia Eagles with King Dunlap back at starting LT’
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While it will only be the fourth game of the season, much will be decided by the intense Week 4 matchup that is the rivalry of the New York Giants versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s well documented that these teams hate each other, and no one who wears Eagles green on Sundays enjoyed seeing our rivals to the north get hot just at the right time last season and shock us all by winning the Super Bowl. If nothing else, Philadelphia has got to want to bring New York’s self esteem down a few notches on the playing field this week. The first divisional game against a championship team on primetime television, in addition to the fact that Weapon X, #20 Brian Dawkins will be present for his retirement ceremony, is a recipe for a great game. Continue reading ‘Eagles v. Giants preview: Can Philadelphia take down the champs?’