Friday, November 16, 2012

Eagles bring in veteran OL help

The Eagles have signed veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott to a one-year contract. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Eagles released G Julian Vandervelde.

The 31-year-old Scott has started 121 career regular season games and nine postseason contests with the Indianapolis Colts (2004-07) and Tennessee Titans (2008-11) during his career. He started all 16 games in each of the last seven years. He has the ability to play both guard positions and even started three games at right tackle during his career. While with the Colts, Scott (6-5, 292) lined up for Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd and helped the club earn a Super Bowl championship in 2006. He signed with Tennessee as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2008.

A native of Lewiston, Idaho, Scott was a 5th round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. A former walk-on at Idaho, Scott ended up starting 45 games during his collegiate career and earned a degree in civil engineering.

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