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.