The Eagles announced on Tuesday they have signed offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde and released offensive lineman Wade Smith.
Vandervelde was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Eagles out of Iowa. He split his time between the practice squad and the 53-man roster. He was on the 53-man roster in 2012 when Todd Herremans went down with an injury in 2012. Vandervelde lost the backup center job to David Molk in training camp.
The 6'4", 307 lbs. Smith spent the last four seasons with the Houston Texans while earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2012. Smith struggled last year earning a -9.6 overall rating from Pro Football Focus with a -4.4 rating in pass blocking and a -7.8 rating in run blocking.
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