Monday, December 22, 2014

Andy Reid sticking with Demetress Bell, Dallas Reynolds on offensive line

Andy Reid is sticking with left tackle Demetress Bell as long as King Dunlap is out and center Dallas Reynolds in place of Jason Kelce after a forgettable performance by the offensive line in a 27-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Andy Reid sticking with Demetress Bell, Dallas Reynolds on offensive line

(Rich Schultz/AP)
(Rich Schultz/AP)

Andy Reid is sticking with left tackle Demetress Bell as long as King Dunlap is out and center Dallas Reynolds in place of Jason Kelce after a forgettable performance by the offensive line in a 27-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. 

When asked if Bell is still the starter at left tackle, Reid said yes. When asked if Steve Vallos will get snaps at center in Reynolds' place, Reid said, "No, I haven't goten there."

"I thought after the first two serious, I thought he settled down," Reid said of Reynolds. "I thought he was anxious the first couple of series. Then I thought he settled down and thought he played a pretty good game after that."

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Who was most responsible for James Sanders’ fumble return TD vs. the Eagles on Sunday?
Michael Vick, for not recognizing the blitz.
LeSean McCoy, for not blocking the right defender.
Andy Reid, for not kicking a field goal.

Long snapper Jon Dorenbos suffered a high-ankle sprain. That puts the Eagles in an interesting position. Long snappers are valuable, and high-ankle sprains could linger. Reid said the Eagles need to see the degree of Dorenbos' injury, but the team might be in the market for a long snapper. Brent Celek  is currently the emergency long snapper.

"We'll see how Jon does here in the next day or so, if it calms down a little bit," Reid said.

MACLIN EXPECTED TO RETURN

The good news for the Eagles is Reid anticipates Jeremy Maclin returning from a hip pointer this week. ...Akeem Jordan has a hamstring strain. ...Riley Cooper's collarbone is being evaluated. ...Fletcher Cox had migraines.

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