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The Linc - Dunlap, Kelce & Matthews To Start Next Week

Eagles to test rookie Kelce in starting center role
Jason Kelce's development takes another step as the rookie center practices with the Eagles first team offense in preparation for this week's preseason game with Cleveland. By Reuben Frank

Mike Kafka Creating Competition For Backup Role
"I told you Thursday night was a mess — he was good," said Reid of Kafka. "He played very well." Kafka completed 74 percent of his passes for 160 yards with a pair of touchdown strikes to Gerald Jones. He finished with a 133.7 passer rating.

Reid sticking with Matthews at middle linebacker
Casey Matthews will take all the reps with the first defense at middle linebacker in the coming week and will start against the Browns Thursday night. By Reuben Frank

Eagles' Dunlap making his case at right tackle | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/21/2011
The Eagles' right-tackle situation remains as jumbled as it was at the start of training camp, but a former seventh-round draft pick could be the Week 1 starter if he maintains his standing with the first team.

In hard-hitting NFL, a price to play | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/21/2011
Only Mike Patterson can make the choices he has to make following his collapse Aug. 3 at training camp. Surgery or another option? Now or later? Play football again or play it safe?

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