Eagles add Scott, waive Vandervelde
The offensive line of the Philadelphia Eagles has been nothing short of atrocious this season. It all started when they lost all-world tackle Jason Peters during the offseason to a twice-town Achilles tendon. From there, things just got worse. Jason Kelce, quickly becoming a top center in the league, was lost Week 1 for the year. Former first-round pick Danny Watkins stinks. Todd Herremans also is out for the year.
Yeah, it’s bad. So, the team has made a move to do something – anything – to improve. According to Geoff Mosher on Twitter, they have signed former Tennessee Titan and Indianapolis Colt Jake Scott to a one-year deal.
“Eagles sign veteran G/T Jake Scott to 1-year contract, release G Julian Vandervelde. Scott started 121 games for Colts and Titans,” Mosher tweets.
Scott got interest from teams this offseason, but apparently didn’t want to play for the veteran’s minimum. It’s not know if he finally agreed to sign for the veteran’s minimum because it’s Veteran’s Day. It would make sense if you think about it. One of the most patriotic players in NFL he is.
Oh, and as Mosher said, they cut Vandervelde. His patriotism was for shit anyway.
Scott actually graded out as a top-10 guard in 2011 from Pro Football Focus. If that is the case, just why in the hell did the Eagles wait until they were 3-6 to sign him?