Sep 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) is carted off the field with an injury during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Ravens 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Eagles Place Jason Kelce On Injured Reserve, Sign C Steve Vallos

The Eagles placed C Jason Kelce on IR after he tore his MCL and partially tore his ACL against the Baltimore Ravens

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Jason Kelce Injury Gives Dallas Reynolds A Chance

The Eagles placed starting center Jason Kelce on IR today and signed C Steve Vallos to fill his roster spot. However, Vallos won’t take his place in the lineup. That responsibility falls to Dallas Reynolds.

Reynolds, who most Eagles fans have likely never heard of, has actually hung on with the team for the last 3 seasons as a member of the practice squad. He came to the Eagles as undrafted free agent and originally worked at offensive tackle, but saw time at guard as well. Sunday was the first time he’d ever played guard in a game.

Andy Reid said that they kept Reynolds around for so long because he kept making progress and they believed in him.

“He got stronger, and that is what he needed to do, and he lived in that weight room and got himself where he needed to compete at this level,” Reid said. “He was able to pick up the offense well.”

It probably didn’t hurt that he played o-line for BYU, just like Reid himself.

And Reynolds actually acquitted himself quite well in his first action. Philly mag’s Sheil Kapadia examined the tape and didn’t see any glaring problems after Dallas was subbed in.

Not sure if I tempered my expectations for Reynolds or if he really played well, but I was impressed with the way he came in and performed. I didn’t notice any missed blocks that resulted in a sack or a hit on Vick. On the 13-yard third-down completion to Johnson, he started out with Watkins, double-teaming Ngata, recognized a delayed blitzer and switched to help Mathis. Really nice job for someone seeing his first NFL action.

And it has to be seen as a minor miracle that there wasn’t a single botched snap, which seems to happen like clockwork whenever a backup center comes into a game.

Reynolds says he’s just happy to finally get his shot.

“I was looking forward to this moment for a long time,” Reynolds said. “After a few years on the practice squad, to be active and have a chance to play and start, I am excited for the opportunity.”


Eagles Place Jason Kelce On Injured Reserve, End His Season

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce has officially been placed on the injured reserve list and will miss the remainder of the regular season, Eagles' lead journalist Dave Spadaro is reporting via Twitter. The news comes a day after Kelce learned he completely tore his MCL, an injury he suffered during Sunday's 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Kelce, the Eagles' 2011 sixth-round pick, appeared to be in pain after Ravens' safety Ed Reed landed on his leg during a LeSean McCoy third-quarter run. In his place, the Eagles turned to Dallas Reynolds (6'4, 320 pounds) who served on the team's practice squad the past three seasons.

Steve Vallos (6'3, 312) has been signed by the Eagles to replace Kelce on the roster. Vallos, 28, was a seventh-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007. Vallos spent two seasons in Seattle before being signed by the Cleveland Browns last year. Vallos failed to make the Eagles' initial 53-man roster as he was released at the end of preseason training camp.

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Jason Kelce Injury: Eagles Center's Status Still Unclear

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce has a complete tear of his MCL and a partial tear of his ACL, according to Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder. This is a bit of good news as it was largely assumed that Kelce had suffered acomplete tear of his ACL, which would have ended his season.

This development creates an interesting situation for Kelce and the Eagles as the second-year center could potentially return this season depending upon how severe the partial tear of his ACL is. If he doesn't need surgery, he will miss up to six weeks while waiting for the MCL to heal. If he requires surgery on the ACL, he will be done for the year.

It will be determined on Tuesday following a scope of his knee whether surgery will be required. Head coach Andy Reid already announced that Dallas Reynolds will be filling in at center while Kelce is out.

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Jason Kelce Injury: Eagles Center Leaves Ravens Game With Knee Sprain

Philadelphia Eagles Center Jason Kelce has left Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with an injury to his knee, and will not return. The injury is officially described as a 'knee sprain' by the Eagles. Kelce was replaced by Dallas Reynolds, a 28-year-old out of BYU.

Kelce went down after Ravens' safety Ed Reed struck the center in the knee and it bent awkwardly. The second-year player out of Cincinnati started all 16 games of his rookie season in 2011.

The backup, Reynolds, has played in four career games, with one start.

The Eagles struggled early against the Ravens, but have since come back. After falling down 17-7 following a series of turnovers, Philadelphia has clawed back and now trails 17-14 and are driving deep into Ravens territory.

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