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Scuffling Eagles set to give Dunlap a go at guard

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Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:30 pm | Updated: 10:11 pm, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

(AP) — King Dunlap isn't one of those short, stocky, chubby guys that usually play guard. But while he might not look the part, the Eagles are fairly confident that the 6-foot-9 Dunlap can play it.

With Evan Mathis missing practice Thursday for a second straight day, Dunlap is on target to start at left guard Sunday when the Eagles (3-5) face the Cardinals (2-6) at Lincoln Financial Field.

Dunlap, a seventh-round pick in 2008, has started six games for the Eagles, three at left tackle, three at right.

And none at guard.

"It'll be a new experience for me, my first time playing guard in a game," Dunlap said. "I'm going to make the most of it. I did it a little bit toward the end of last year in practice on scout team, but scout team and taking reps with the starters is a little bit different. I've done it a little bit in practice, but that's not like getting ready to do it now in a game."

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