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Eagles, Dunlap agree on one-year deal

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King Dunlap, a three-year NFL veteran, didn’t receive a restricted free agency tender from the Eagles.  More than two weeks after hitting the market, the Eagles have given Dunlap a one-year deal to continue with the team.

The six-foot, nine-inch tackle appeared in 12 games with two starts in 2011.  For his career, Dunlap has appeared in 38 games, with seven starts.

The seventh-round selection in 2009 plays tackle and guard.  He also used that height and wingspan to block a field goal last season against the 49ers and former Philly kicker David Akers.

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16 Responses to “Eagles, Dunlap agree on one-year deal”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Mar 30, 2012 9:24 AM

    That pretty much locks up the Superbowl again this year.

  2. phillyphever says: Mar 30, 2012 9:26 AM

    Oh goodie, the turnstile king is back.

  3. h3min1230 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:26 AM

    ….and how exactly is Vick supposed to see over this giant?

  4. eaglesjmo1978 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:34 AM

    I think the Eagles made a smart move to bring him back. Dunlap is still relatively young, he has great height and size. Maybe they can try to beef him up a bit and he can work on his blocking game to become a bit more solid.

    Nice move done by the Eagles again!

  5. cleverbob says: Mar 30, 2012 9:35 AM

    I was kind of hoping this would be one free agent that got away…

  6. bobbyhoying says: Mar 30, 2012 10:03 AM

    He does a credible job filling in when Peters is injured.

  7. wydok says: Mar 30, 2012 10:06 AM

    Remember, he’s only the backup for Peters and Herremans.

  8. smartanis says: Mar 30, 2012 10:07 AM

    A six-foot nine-inch guard?!

  9. younggun41 says: Mar 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    to bad they will always have the same amount of rings as me

  10. philsbirdsflyers says: Mar 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    Low risk, low-moderate reward. Moving on..

  11. turk2875 says: Mar 30, 2012 10:21 AM

    Still young and is a serviceable back-up option at any tackle position, and I’m sure he even played a little guard last year. You also don’t find 6’9 football players around.

  12. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 30, 2012 10:23 AM

    cleverbob- I think I’d put Vince Young in that spot. That’s just me though.

  13. laeaglefan says: Mar 30, 2012 10:23 AM

    Dunlap will never be an all pro, but he’s a reliable backup, which every team needs. The signing makes total sense.

  14. cleverbob says: Mar 30, 2012 10:43 AM

    Forgot Winston Justice left, so with that being the case they definitely needed to keep Dunlap or face a season with no experienced backups.

    If they had better depth I would have liked to have seen him walk, with the Eagles picking up a few o-linemen in the mid to low draft rounds for Mudd to develop as backups.

    Then again:
    1) “If they have better depth” ==> If my aunt had balls…
    2) Andy is still very likely to draft a few o-linemen regardless of this signing.

  15. drbob117 says: Mar 30, 2012 10:50 AM

    Well, I guess you can’t get all of the FA you want to go to actually go. The important thing is that we’ve lost Steve Smith and Juqua ( he jumped!!) Parker.

  16. upperdecker19 says: Mar 30, 2012 11:14 AM

    Now trade him to Arizona for a second rounder

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