PHILADELPHIA - Eagles coach Andy Reid decided to make King Dunlap a starter again.
Reid announced Wednesday that Dunlap will replace Demetress Bell as the starting left tackle against Atlanta on Sunday.
Dunlap started the first two games of the season in place of Jason Peters, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, before suffering a strained hamstring against Baltimore.
Bell, who was signed as a free agent during the offseason, started the next four games, but struggled in the Eagles' 26-23 loss to Detroit to the point where Reid opted to give Dunlap another chance.
"I just took it to mean that King is healthy again," Bell said. "Of course I still want to be a starter. I just have to keep working and keep pushing to get better."
Reid said that Peters is making progress, but is not ready to play. The five-time Pro Bowler has been doing some conditioning and agility drills and "there is a chance he will play this season," Reid said.
Dallas Reynolds will remain the starting center for now, but look for newly acquired Matt Tennant to push him for playing time in a few weeks.
"I'm just trying to learn the playbook as quickly as I can," said Tennant, who was signed Tuesday. "I want to help the team anyway I can."