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Eagles Sign Free Agent Guard Evan Mathis

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles continued to make moves through free agency on Sunday, signing guard Evan Mathis, adding some much needed depth and versatility to the offensive line.

Mathis has played in 58 games in seven NFL seasons, making starts at both the right and left guard positions.

Mathis can also be moved to the outside. He played tackle for the first three seasons of his collegiate career at the University of Alabama before shifting to left guard as a senior.

With first-round pick Danny Watkins still unsigned and not in camp, and Winston Justice nursing a knee injury, the flexibility of Mathis along the offensive line should only help an Eagles team that has been actively adding pieces since the start of free agency.

Mathis was drafted in the third round in 2005 by the Carolina Panthers. The 29-year-old veteran has also played for the Miami Dolphins and, most recently, the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Eagles also announced the signing of rookie free agent linebacker Terence Thomas.

Thomas played his collegiate football at Villanova.

Thomas, a four-year letterman, started all 53 games with the Wildcats, registering 327 tackles, 17.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and one interception.

Reported by CBSPhilly

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