The Eagles are bringing back their most valuable backup offensive lineman after the team agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent King Dunlap on a one-year deal. Dunlap, perhaps best known for his mammoth 6-9 frame, was a seventh-round pick by the Eagles in the 2008 draft.
After two years of seasoning, Dunlap emerged as a versatile and integral member of the offensive line in 2010. Over the last two seasons, Dunlap has started a total of seven games at three different positions, including his first start at guard in 2011 (making him tied for the tallest player to ever start at guard in the NFL, joining Jonathan Ogden and Ben Jefferson).
The 26-year-old also contributes to the Eagles special teams units and registered his first career field-goal block on a 45-yeard attempt by David Akers last October.
At tackle, Dunlap joins starters Jason Peters and Todd Herremans as well as D.J. Jones. A native of Brentwood, TN, Dunlap appeared in 48 games with 20 starts during his collegiate career at Auburn.