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Eagles, Julian Vandervelde sign contract to fill out Philadelphia's 53-man roster

Not a surprise.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles signed reserve offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde to fill out the team's 53-man roster, according to an official announcement.

The Eagles had an open roster spot after recently placing backup center David Molk, who injured his biceps, on the season-ending injured reserve list.

Vandervelde's return to Philadelphia comes just a few weeks after the team waived him during final cuts. Vandervelde spent time on the Eagles' roster the past two seasons so the team is obviously comfortable with him. The 27-year-old can play at both center and guard.

Vandervelde will probably be inactive on game days. The team might opt to dress Josh Andrews, who was inactive for the Eagles-Falcons game, to fill Molk's place on the game day roster. Andrews can also play both guard and center.

The Eagles originally acquired Vandervelde in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He's bounced on and off the roster ever since.

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