Eagles hope guard Jake Scott can shore up their offensive line

AP

With the Eagles desperately trying to turn their season around, they’ve made a move designed to shore up their struggling offensive line.

Veteran guard Jake Scott, who has been a free agent all year and has said he would only sign when the right opportunity came along, has now found that opportunity in Philadelphia. The Eagles announced today that they’ve signed Scott to a one-year deal.

Scott started all 16 games for seven straight years from 2005 to 2011 with the Colts and the Titans, and he played for Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd in Indianapolis, so he knows the system in Philadelphia. Considering the sorry state of the Eagles’ offensive line, it’s entirely possible that Scott could step into the starting lineup immediately.

To make room for Scott on the roster, the Eagles have released guard Julian Vandervelde.

31 responses to “Eagles hope guard Jake Scott can shore up their offensive line

  1. The Eagles would be better off ‘shoring up’ the Defensive Perimeter around their locker room & practice facility…so the Media & Philly Fan-base can’t get to them.

  2. This would have been a terrific move a few weeks ago, since Scott is a solid guard who is particularly good at pass protection.

    However, Eagles are now in a difficult situation with their starting QB injured (having been pummeled all year behind a bad offensive line), and using a rookie making his first start next week.

    Eagles have needed O-line help all year, yet they wait till now to sign someone…

  3. The Eagles must really have given up their former first-round pick, Danny Watkins, to sign Jake Scott off the street. Not that he’ll do a poor job for them, but Watkins started at RG, then was replaced by Dennis Kelly, a rookie converted tackle, and now he will be replaced by Scott. I’d say that means it’s curtains for Watkins… another poor and wasted pick by Reid and Co.

  4. said he would only sign when the right opportunity came along

    So I guess this was pretty much the only oppertunity

  5. Amazing that Jake Scott … the best guard in the NFL … has been snatched up by the Eagles. Booyah, the Dream Team does it again.

  6. blutri10 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 7:28 PM
    Wow, Jake put on a lot of weight (and facial hair) since that ’72 season…

    ———————————————————-

    I think that is ole Saint Nick. I heard that his reindeer are going on strike and he’s looking for some part time work.

  7. Jake Scott was a decent to average part of a pretty good Titans O-line for a few years. How much of his play was attributed to the parts around him remains to be seen, but this move will surely help that struggling Eagles line.

    How much so still remains a question however.

  8. pjcostello says:
    Nov 12, 2012 7:38 PM
    The Eagles must really have given up their former first-round pick, Danny Watkins, to sign Jake Scott off the street. Not that he’ll do a poor job for them, but Watkins started at RG, then was replaced by Dennis Kelly, a rookie converted tackle, and now he will be replaced by Scott. I’d say that means it’s curtains for Watkins… another poor and wasted pick by Reid and Co.———————————————————not replaced, INJURED

  9. Great, a guard to fix the line…now all they need to find are two tackles and a center and they’re all set. The way Bell and Dunlap are playing I’d be tempted to give Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan a call, they can’t be worse. I’d settle for Winston Justice.

  10. I was wondering with the likes of Dan koppen (now with Denver) on free agency what the eagles were waiting for thetes free agents better then what they are rolling out there right now

  11. Lincoln Financial Field is the only NFL facility built in the last 20 years that has NOT hosted a Super Bowl! How can that be? Is the NFL ashamed to admit they have a franchise in Philadelphia ? You could get the Black Panthers to sell the concessions. The Eagles have never won or hosted a Super Bowl ! Why do you guys even show up on Sunday? Oh…I know…Most of you do not have to go to work on Monday.

  12. fuglyflorio says:
    Nov 12, 2012 7:56 PM
    Amazing that Jake Scott … the best guard in the NFL … has been snatched up by the Eagles. Booyah, the Dream Team does it again.

    ^ Look at this clown. I see him trolling Eagles stories all the time. Some geek with a face only a mother could love desperate for attention. Just because you get tarred and feathered as the village idiot where you live and actually took the time to create your lame screen name that does not make you an Eagles hater… just an idiot . Your an “in the closet” eagles fan or you lack a life and have no friends. Either way it’s a sad situation. Sux to be you.

  13. Eagles fans are pretty naive… The Eagles obviously did not want Vick to succeed and wanted to turn the entire fan base on him before they kicked him to the curb at the end of the season. Notice they did nothing to help him all year long, let him go out there every week and drop back 40+, even up to 60+ every single game, not calling short routes… playing the same old back yard football.

    What happened when Foles came in? Started running the ball, started calling short, quick developing passes, now they go out and sign veteran linemen when they needed them even before the season began. Preparing for the future, and hoping Foles will be a part of it is what is happening in Philly right now.

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