Eagles add center to practice squad

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The Eagles have signed C Zane Taylor to the practice squad. (AP Photo/Billy Calzada)

Eagles have signed center Zane Taylor to the practice squad.

Taylor, 6-2, 309 was most recently a member of Tampa Bay’s practice squad.

The 23-year-old was signed as a rookie free agent by the New York Jets in July. 

Taylor was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference player at Utah and started 38 games. He began his collegiate career as a backup at right guard for the Utes before switching to center during his sophomore season. He started 12 games as a senior in 2010 and was named first team All-MWC.

The Eagles had a spot remaining onthe practice squad from when Chad Hall was elevated to the 53-man roster. Yesterday, they signed Maurice Fountain to the practice squad to replace Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, who was signed by Tampa Bay.

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For the second time in 4 weeks, the Eagles' offensive line was named the winner of the Madden Protectors honor. The Eagles are the first to be honored twice this season.

The weekly award makes them contenders for the award for the season, which will be presented at the Super Bowl.

“For the Eagles to win they needed to protect Vince Young, and they did a great job of that against the Giants,” John Madden said.

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