Saturday, August 20, 2011
UPDATED: Guard Reggie Wells signed to compete at right tackle
The Eagles signed guard Reggie Wells, who nobody wanted, and released wide receiver Brandon Caleb and defensive tackle Charlie Noonan.
Wells (6-4, 318) appeared in eight games with one start for the Eagles last season after being acquired from the Cardinals for Stacy Andrews prior to the start of the regular season.
Andy Reid said Wells would compete for a spot
at right tackle. Big Red said that after praising the work King Dunlap did at
that position “against good competition” Thursday versus the Steelers.
“Being on the
field is my preference,” Wells said. “Whether it’s tackle, guard, center, tight
end or whatever it may be. I think I’ve made it this long by being versatile
and being a guy who’s able to learn new positions.”
Wells, 30, has appeared in 104 games with 90 starts in seven seasons with the Cardinals at three different positions (78 at guard, 12 at tackle).
The South Park, Pa. product played at Clarion University, where he was a four-year starter and earned NCAA Division II All-America honors as a senior.