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Eagles’ starting center Jason Kelce expected to miss rest of year

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Eagles starting center Jason Kelce is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury on Sunday against the Ravens.

Although the Eagles haven’t publicly confirmed the worst, Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com reports that several sources have told him Kelce is done.

That’s a big blow for an offensive line that is thin enough that defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was one injury away from moving to the offensive line on Sunday against the Ravens. Kelce has started all 18 games since the Eagles drafted him last year, and he was developing into a very good young center.

With Kelce out against the Ravens, backup center Dallas Reynolds, who had never played in a regular-season game, took his place. Kelce said after the game that he was impressed with what he saw from Reynolds.

He did well,” Kelce told CSNPhilly.com. “It didn’t seem like he got pushed back very much, and it seemed like he was making the right calls. Dallas is a very good player. He was good for us in training camp, and he’ll get a good opportunity here . . . [depending] how serious the injury is for me, to prove himself.”

It appears that the Eagles will need Reynolds to prove himself for the rest of the season.

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20 Responses to “Eagles’ starting center Jason Kelce expected to miss rest of year”
  1. thraiderskin says: Sep 17, 2012 11:00 AM

    that is a damn shame… he was impressive for such a young guy, at that poistion. Hope he heals well.

  2. t16rich says: Sep 17, 2012 11:04 AM

    Well Kelce came out of no where as a late draft pick and became the starter. Now it’s your turn Reynolds.

  3. geniusfan says: Sep 17, 2012 11:06 AM

    Dallas Reynolds actually did a good job for the Eagles, the offense scored 17 points after Kelce went down and he came in.

    Its still a tough loss though Kelce was really coming into his own but the NFL and injuries are synonymous and good teams have to find a way to overcome them and I think the Eagles will.

  4. sabatimus says: Sep 17, 2012 11:22 AM

    Here’s to Vick getting knocked on his ass (chest, ribs, etc) even more than he already does, if that’s even possible.

  5. gumbogumbo says: Sep 17, 2012 11:24 AM

    Kelce has played well since taking over for Jamaal Jackson and I really hope he recovers quickly/fully. Haven’t heard much about Reynolds but liked what was shown in last nights game

  6. eepobee says: Sep 17, 2012 11:45 AM

    so far derrick gunn is the only one reporting this. he has “several sources” but those sources don’t seem to be reporting anywhere else. there hasn’t been an mri yet, so it’s all rubbish regardless.

    gotta love how anxious we are to accept/predict doom and gloom. guess that “sells papers”.

  7. janvanflac says: Sep 17, 2012 11:47 AM

    It’s a shame for Kelce. It’s the nature of the sport though, anyone can suffer a season ending or even career ending injury on any play….look what happened to Weaver 2 years ago.

    as for Dallas Reynolds, he spent 3 (!) years on the Eagles practice squad before making the team this year….so he does know the system well.

  8. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Sep 17, 2012 11:55 AM

    It’s too bad. This guy is pretty good. It was a tough physical game yesterday that either team could have won and this guy definitely contributed to the win. I still think the refs were horrendous yesterday but it was a good game none the less.

  9. bobonmycob says: Sep 17, 2012 12:02 PM

    We have Howard Mudd to help him along. Eagles will be just fine.

  10. dgreenfi says: Sep 17, 2012 12:17 PM

    Good guy, great beard..tough to replace his play and even tougher to replace his facial hair.

  11. ame123 says: Sep 17, 2012 12:19 PM

    Reid just said its an MCL and a partial ACL. They may let the MCL heal and then see if he can go with the partial ACL in 4-6 weeks. He has not been ruled out for the season.

  12. eepobee says: Sep 17, 2012 12:24 PM

    So the “reports” were wrong? What are the chances this headline gets changed? Shall we expect an apology from Derrick Gunn anytime soon? Disgusting injury vultures!

  13. mojosmagic says: Sep 17, 2012 1:04 PM

    Just got to keeping playing one game at a time. Injuries are going to happen .

  14. theuglitruth says: Sep 17, 2012 1:07 PM

    Cards will own the line of scrimmage this weekend. That’s one heck of a D they have.

  15. ame123 says: Sep 17, 2012 1:26 PM

    Cards are 13th in the league in YDS/G allowed. they are still one of the worst teams in the league and are not going to be a big problem for the Eagles.

  16. spauldingsmails says: Sep 17, 2012 1:27 PM

    So Kelce looks to be out of action 4-6 weeks, but the Eagles anticipate Kelce’s beard to fill in on the O-Line just fine.

  17. cleverbob says: Sep 17, 2012 1:37 PM

    They’d be foolish to take the Cards lightly. Can’t afford a letdown after a big win at home.

  18. trojan33sc says: Sep 17, 2012 2:05 PM

    Let’s hope Vick’s backup center fairs better than our backup center on my USC Trojans team. The guy got BLOWN backwards with D-line getting in the backfield before Barkley got the snap. What a mess !!!!!!!!!

  19. whatchutalkingabouthillis says: Sep 17, 2012 2:15 PM

    That was one player the Eagles couldn’t afford to lose. He was becoming very, very good. Reynolds played well though, but I would be far more comfortable if they at least signed a veteran backup.

  20. igglesiggles says: Sep 17, 2012 9:13 PM

    What no one is talking about is the dirty play by Ed Reed that caused Kelce’s injury. Reed laid out a cut block and then tried to take out LeaSean McCoy’s knee. He missed but rolled right onto Kelce’s knee.

    If you watch the video, it’s obvious.

    Funny how the Ravens and their fans were complaining about dirty play??

    I’ve lost all respect for Reid. What a scumbag.

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