Eagles Sign Center; Release Center Steve Vallos
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed C Matt Tennant and released C Steve Vallos.
He's never played more than 21 snaps in a game, but could end up pushing underwhelming starter Dallas Reynolds for playing time. He was highly reguarded coming out of college, as many thought he was the second best center coming out of Boston College.
As started in my article earlier today, the Eagles already made one change on the line and this signing could signify that the team isn't happy with Dallas Reynolds. Tennant is a smart kid who is a good zone blocker and can block on second level and can get out and pull - much like Nate Menkin, a guy the Eagles brought in earlier this season.
Either way, the Eagles certainly have their eye on offensive lineman that might be able to help.
More on Tennant:
Tennant played in 28 games with the Saints from 2010-11 before signing with the Patriots in 2012. He was released by New England on 10/20/12. Originally a fifth round draft choice of New Orleans in 2010, Tennant played collegiately at Boston College, where he was a three-year starter and a first-team All-ACC performer as a senior. He was also a finalist for the Rimington Award in 2009, which is given annually to the nation’s top center. The 25-year-old is a native of Cincinnati, OH, and attended Archbishop Moeller High School.