After a week of virtually no announced changes to the offense, the Eagles have made a couple of moves in an attempt to shore up the offensive line.
Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, head coach Andy Reid has demoted starting left tackle Demetress Bell and promoted King Dunlap in his place. Dunlap began this season as the starter after battling Bell in training camp to replace injured All-Pro tackle Jason Peters. Bell became the starter after Dunlap was injured during the Ravens game. But a terrible performance against the Lions has prompted Reid to make the switch.
The Eagles also announced that they have parted ways with back-up center Steve Vallos. Vallos had been inactive the last few games, forcing Evan Mathis to become the emergency back-up center. As a result, the Eagles have signed former Saints and Patriots center Matt Tennant. Based on his struggles since replacing injured center Jason Kelce, current starter Dallas Reynolds job could be in jeopardy.
The “new look” offensive line will get their first major test this Sunday when the Eagles host the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.