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Eagles sign Julian Vandervelde for the billionth time, place two players on injured reserve

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced a few roster moves on Tuesday morning.

The team placed two players on the season-ending injured reserve list: kicker Cody Parkey and starting right guard Andrew Gardner. According to Chip Kelly, Parkey suffered a new injury prior to the Eagles versus Jets game on Sunday.  As for Gardner, he left the game early with a Lisfranc injury and did not return.

In order to replace Parkey, the Eagles signed former Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis. Sturgis was among six veteran kickers the Eagles worked out on Monday. The 26-year-old has kicked 77.5% on field goal attempts through 32 career games over the past two seasons.

The Eagles signed backup guard/center Julian Vandervelde for approximately the billionth time to replace Gardner's roster spot. Vandervelde was only released by the team last week. Matt Tobin seems like the favorite to start at right guard with Gardner now out for the year.

The Eagles currently have a total of five players on injured reserve this season: Parkey, Gardner, rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, linebacker Travis Long, and backup center David Molk.

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