Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Steve Vallos era is over.
The Eagles have released Vallos in order to make room for Matt Tennant.
Here is some more information about the new Eagles center.
Tennant (6-4, 300) 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.
When will Tennett take the field? It's unlikely that he will start this week against the Falcons considering he yet to learn the offense. Still, the Eagles didn't bring Tennant in to sit on the bench. Dallas Reynolds is likely on a quicker leash now than he was with Vallos behind him.
Tennett will wear #68 with the Eagles.
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