Dunlap Replaces Bell At Left Tackle

It turns out the Eagles will tweak their offensive line after all.

King Dunlap is back in, and Demetress Bell is out at left tackle, a team source tells Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.

Dunlap beat Bell out for the starting spot during training camp and the preseason. He started the first two games of the regular season before suffering a hamstring injury. Dunlap was active the last two games, but Bell still started. Clearly, the coaching staff was hoping Bell would improve and be the man the rest of the way. But that never happened. He was OK against the Steelers, but really struggled against the Lions.

In Dunlap, the Eagles know what they have. He’ll get beat from time to time, but should be adequate. Perhaps something will click for Bell down the road, but Dunlap, if healthy, is the better option right now.

No other personnel changes have been made on the offensive line – for now. The team returns to practice on Wednesday.

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