The Philadelphia Eagles have rearranged their starting offensive line. According to several Philadelphia reporters, this is what Philadelphia's first team offensive line looked like in Tuesday's practice:
Left tackle - Jason Peters
Left guard - Matt Tobin
Center - David Molk
Right guard - Dennis Kelly
Right tackle - Todd Herremans
This is probably the best possible combination the Eagles could use at this point.
Matt Tobin, who returned to practice last week but did not suit up for the Eagles-Redskins game, appears to be back at full health and is starting at left guard. Dennis Kelly, who had previously been starting at left guard, has been shifted over to right guard, where Todd Herremans was playing. Herremans is now playing at right tackle, where he has some experience, in place of Andrew Gardner. Gardner, who has struggled as a starter, has been moved down to the second unit. Backup David Molk is filling in at center for an injured Jason Kelce. Kelce isn't expected to be back until anywhere from six to eight weeks.
As far as the backups go, veteran guard Wade Smith is taking repetitions at center with the second string offensive line. Smith is the only backup center on the Eagles roster with Kelce out and Molk starting. Practice squad offensive lineman Josh Andrews also has some center experience.
Philadelphia's new starting offensive line is obviously less than ideal but Tobin returning should be a positive boost. Tobin looked very good in the preseason and could be a future starter on this team. Speaking of returns, right tackle Lane Johnson will be able to re-join the team next week on Monday, September 29. Johnson will likely take over at right tackle and shift Herremans back to right guard while Kelly returns to the bench.
For now, the question is if Philadelphia's offensive line will be able to handle the 49ers in San Francisco this week. We'll see how that goes.