The Philadelphia Eagles have placed backup center David Molk on injured reserve with a torn biceps, ending his season. The Eagles roster is now at 52, meaning the Eagles will need to sign a player to the active roster.
Molk's injury could test the depth along an already thin offensive line. The Eagles currently have eight offensive linemen on the active roster, as well as two on the practice squad. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane speculated that the injury to Molk could mean the return veteran backup Julian Vandervelde:
Would assume Julian Vandervelde will be receiving call any time soon. Josh Andrews will likely move into backup center role. @BatMandervelde— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 15, 2015
Vandervelde had been with the Eagles since 2012, but was released prior to the 2015 regular season.
Molk, 26, was signed by the Eagles during the 2014 offseason. Originally a seventh round pick by the Chargers in the 2011 NFL Draft, Molk started four games for the Eagles in 2014. This is Molk's second trip to the injured reserve list - he suffered a thumb injury late in the 2012 season in San Diego.
One has to wonder what this injury will do to Molk's legendary confidence.