After further examining the status of center
With Kelce on injured reserve, the Eagles signed veteran offensive lineman
"It was good to be home for a couple weeks with my family, but it’s great to be back with the Eagles," Vallos said. "I’m friends with Kelce, so it’s tough, but it’s part of the business and it’s good to be back."
Vallos, 28, was originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks out of distinguished football powerhouse Wake Forest. He has started eight games in four seasons with the Seahawks and Cleveland Browns, split between center and guard. At Wake Forest, Vallos set a school record by starting 48 games throughout his collegiate career, during which he received first-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News.
Vallos said he has spent the last few weeks at home in Seattle with his family. Now that he's back with the Eagles, he expects his transition to be a smooth one.
"Not much has changed, I don’t think. It’s only been a couple weeks. Hopefully I can fit right in," he said. "I was with these guys all offseason and all Training Camp, so it’ll be easy to join back in."
The addition of Vallos and subtraction of Kelce leaves nine offensive linemen on the active roster:
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