Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Eagles bolstered their offensive line on Monday, signing guard Jake Scott.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott on Monday. Philadelphia released guard Julian Vandervelde to make room on the roster.
Scott has played eight seasons in the NFL, including the last four with the Tennessee Titans. He appeared in 124 games, starting 121. Scott started all 16 games in each of the last seven seasons. He drew plenty of interest as a free agent, but reportedly turned down several offers because he wasn't willing to play for the veteran minimum.
The Eagles signed Scott to a one-year contract. He was ranked as one of the top free agent offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus. According to Pro Football Focus, Scott allowed only five sacks and 12 quarterback hits in his four seasons with the Titans. Scott played for Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd in Indianapolis.
Vandervelde did not appear in a game for the Eagles this season. Philadelphia promoted him from the practice squad last week. If he clears waivers, it's possible Vandervelde could end up back on the Eagles practice squad.