Eagles Sign OL Scott, Release Vandervelde
Another week, another roster move on the Eagles’ offensive line.
The team announced today that it has signed veteran Jake Scott and released Julian Vandervelde.
Scott, 31, started 121 games from 2004 to 2011. He spent the first four years of his career with the Colts and played under Howard Mudd. Scott then moved on to the Titans. He’s started three games at right tackle, but has played mostly guard throughout his career.
There’s no major injury with Scott. He started every game the past seven seasons. Apparently, he didn’t get the money he thought he deserved on the open market during the offseason.
“I’m not angry. This is my decision,” he told Ross Tucker back in September. “It is a business and it is my decision not to be on a team right now.”
As for the Eagles, their offensive line continues to be a mess (details here). If Scott’s able to play right away, the guess is he’d fill in at right guard. Danny Watkins has missed three straight games with an ankle injury. Dennis Kelly has filled in, but struggled. Kelly could replace either Demetress Bell or King Dunlap at one of the tackle spots.