Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Source: Dunlap back in at LT

Despite indications from players following Monday’s practice that the offensive line would remain intact, a source close to the situation said later in the evening that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell.

Source: Dunlap back in at LT

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A source said Monday that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell. (Michael Perez/AP file photo)
A source said Monday that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell. (Michael Perez/AP file photo)

Despite indications from players following Monday’s practice that the offensive line would remain intact, a source close to the situation said later in the evening that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell.

When Andy Reid said last Tuesday after firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo that he had more moves to make, the offensive line was considered the most likely to undergo change.

Center Dallas Reynolds, right guard Danny Watkins and Bell all seemed to be in jeopardy of losing their jobs after struggling against the Lions. Bell, it ends up, was the only one to actually lose it.

Reid was not available for comment, and practice was closed.

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Dunlap supplanted Bell after the first preseason game and started the first two games of the regular season. He strained his hamstring in the second half of the Ravens game, however, and lost his spot as Bell gradually improved. But Bell had perhaps his worst game against the Lions.

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