LANDOVER, Md. -- Six days after he signed with the Eagles, Jake Scott will start at right guard ahead of Danny Watkins when the Eagles face the Redskins today.
Watkins is active for the first time in four games. He missed the previous three games with an ankle injury, one Andy Reid had called "chronic." It was unclear before kickoff if Watkins wasn't starting because of the injury or because Scott had supplanted him.
Scott has not played all season. The nine-year veteran said that he did not sign with a team because he was picky about where he wanted to play and that he wanted the opportunity to play right away. He apparently will get the chance immediately.
Before his injury, Watkins struggled. Dennis Kelly had his issues filling in for Watkins, as well. Kelly will start at right tackle today and King Dunlap will move to left tackle in place of the benched Demetress Bell.