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Eagles, Evan Mathis extend their relationship

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The Eagles continue to take care of their own.

After re-signing guard Todd Herremans and defensive end Trent Colts and franchise-tagged wideout DeSean Jackson, the Eagles have brought back an unrestricted free agent.

The team has announced that guard Evan Mathis agreed to terms on a five-year deal.

A source with knowledge of the contract tells PFT it’s worth $25.5 million, with $7 million guaranteed.  Incentives and escalators can push it to $31.25 million.

Mathis, who spent seven NFL seasons with the Panthers, Dolphins, and Bengals, found a home in Philly via a one-year deal signed in 2011.  He started 15 games for the revamped offensive line.

He’s ranked No. 25 on the PFT Hot 100.  (Hadn’t you heard we’re keeping a list of the top 100 free agents?)

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39 Responses to “Eagles, Evan Mathis extend their relationship”
  1. lilrob10201 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:00 PM

    Good Deal.Glad to lock him up.Now get a vetern LB,extend Lesean McCoy,resign Landry, and draft good.

  2. phillyphever says: Mar 17, 2012 4:01 PM

    Ok, now what about McCoy, Landi and some LBs and safeties?

  3. andyreidisfat says: Mar 17, 2012 4:04 PM

    Not saying he is the most talented or can even plAy in any system, but IMO Mathis had the best season of any guard last season.

    With his return this gives the eagles the best line they may have ever had.

  4. i10east says: Mar 17, 2012 4:06 PM

    Good for the dream team.

  5. gumbogumbo says: Mar 17, 2012 4:06 PM

    “Good Deal.Glad to lock him up.Now get a vetern LB,extend Lesean McCoy,resign Landry, and draft good.”

    @lilrob10201

    Resign Landry? He’s been a Redskin his whole career. Plus, I seem to remember Desean running straight past this clown on a few occasions. Not a fan personally.

  6. ttommytom says: Mar 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    At least Mathis has the built in sense of humor that can withstand what is Philadelphia. Buffalo South.

  7. We'reFineThere says: Mar 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    He meant Landri, journeyman DT.

  8. evil troy and evil abed says: Mar 17, 2012 4:11 PM

    The best left side of the line in the NFL stays intact.

  9. maozedarmiento says: Mar 17, 2012 4:12 PM

    Defensive end, Trent Colts? Never heard of him.

  10. soia311 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:13 PM

    …and by “resign Landry,” LilRob means “re-sign Landri.”

  11. b7p19 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:15 PM

    @gumbogumbo –

    He probably meant Derek Landri. Also, Desean runs by a lot of guys, but i’m not sold on Laron Landry either. We’ll see. Castillo may be able to use him close to the line of scrimmage with Allen playing center field. I trust Andy, we’ll just have to see.

  12. birdgang says: Mar 17, 2012 4:15 PM

    “Good Deal.Glad to lock him up.Now get a vetern LB,extend Lesean McCoy,resign Landry, and draft good.”

    @lilrob10201

    Resign Landry? He’s been a Redskin his whole career. Plus, I seem to remember Desean running straight past this clown on a few occasions. Not a fan personally.

    @gumbogumbo……………….

    He meant Derek Landri, Eagles DT…Why would he say resign and be talking about a player we never had signed in the first place.

  13. flyersfan19 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:17 PM

    Good signing for the Birds. Now hopefully they can sign a LB like Lofton or Tulloch long-term, or Fletcher on a 1-year deal and have the same problem next year. If not, they have to target a guy like Kuechly in the draft if he makes it to them. Maybe even both? But I won’t get my hopes up.

    Still torn on safety with the young guys (not that they are great) but they have battled injuries and/or a limited offseason to get acclimated. Not too much out there unless you want to overpay on a guy like Landry.

    Any thoughts on Mark Barron from those who have seen him play at Bama?

  14. jacksaysfu says: Mar 17, 2012 4:17 PM

    He was a pro bowl caliber LG last year , great signing by the Eagles . They finally have continuity on an impressive offensive line . Hopefully they re-sign Derek Landri and go hard after Tulloch or Lofton . Philly could maybe use a back up QB & RB (which they should acquire in the draft) maybe a safety ( though there’s none on the market i really like except Landry) , possibly a big WR for their red zone woes ( i like Plax) , and they desperately need a solid LB. I would bring in Tulloch or Lofton and still draft Luke Kuechly from BC . If they can upgrade these positions , they are as good as any team in the league and will be a force next year .

  15. jenniferxxx says: Mar 17, 2012 4:18 PM

    This is the best Eagles team ever. Even better than last years team, which was the best … until this year’s team came along. Next years team will be even better. Needless to say that once again they’re the best team in the NFL. As usual.

  16. andyreidcannotseehisballs says: Mar 17, 2012 4:29 PM

    The smartest team in the nfl. just ask them-they’ll tell you. 0-46 for super bowls. well done birds. way to lock up that 8-8 team from last year.

  17. Philadelphia says: Mar 17, 2012 4:34 PM

    HUGE to keep Mathis here…..he was about to get scooped up by Baltimore.

    Gonna have a great O-Line now…..

    Next up, Lofton …..then Shady

  18. mlmeier says: Mar 17, 2012 4:39 PM

    Thrilled to hear it. Eagles O-Line ranked second in the league last year (according to Pro Football Focus) despite it being their first year together (with 2 rookies and Mathis a first time Eagle). Keeping that line together for another year is about as crucial as keeping DeSean. Good sign, Eagles.

  19. eagles92 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:44 PM

    Awesome move and I’m very happy they were able to resign him.

    Obv I want them to extend mccoy but if they don’t do it right now I’m not that worried.

    I think they need to resign landri too but only for the right price.

    As for Landry I would love the move and to the guy who commented above stating “Plus, I seem to remember Desean running straight past this clown on a few occasions. Not a fan personally”. That’s because they didn’t play him deep and when you don’t play desean deep he will burn you and I don’t care who you are.

    Also signing london fletcher and drafting a nice young stud like kulechy or however you spell his name is my pref.

  20. selgaeinla says: Mar 17, 2012 4:48 PM

    The free agent LBs want way too much money. Tulloch is out of his mind. NOT WORTH IT.

  21. gustwo says: Mar 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    Good signing. Take care of your own talent, draft well, and see if you can fill in the gaps with quality free agents. Let’s see if our “Gold Standard” group can learn something from some of the organizations that actually have won a Superbowl or two. Oh, and I hope the people with the really cool names who troll the site keep posting, cause they’re really, really funny and add soooooo much with their knowledge of the game, real knee slappers.

  22. tlaw21 says: Mar 17, 2012 4:59 PM

    Would much rather have Reggie Nelson than Laron Landry. For one he actually stays healthy Laron has been told by the redskins drs and two ortho drs including dr. james andrews who told him to get the surgery on his achilles but he found a 3rd opinion who says he doesn’t need the surgery AGAIN…..They want him to rest so he just sits there and works on his upper body all day. More of a box safety but can cover and is a top 5 safety when healthy but he never has been Nelson had 84 tackles 2 sacks 2 FFs 4 INTs and 14 PDs last year. Had a rough couple first years catching on to the NFL game but has done nothing but improve. 2nd safety drafted after Landry in 2007 by Jags. Any other team can have Landry I’d take Nelson’s productivity any day.

  23. packeranddarien says: Mar 17, 2012 5:45 PM

    jenniferxxx says: Mar 17, 2012 4:18 PM

    This is the best Eagles team ever. Even better than last years team, which was the best … until this year’s team came along. Next years team will be even better. Needless to say that once again they’re the best team in the NFL. As usual.

    As you can see, Vox has crawled out from under his rock and is still hiding like Romo does when his team needs him the most. A coward like the rest of the Pokes myopic fans.

    How ya doin, pal?

    So how do you like your new starting QB, Kyle Orton?

  24. grhopper says: Mar 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    With all the money the Beagles have been throwing around last year and this year, how can they not have a salary cap problem in the not too distant future…if not already. Or does it not apply to them, ala the Boys and Skins?

  25. breakmyrustycage213 says: Mar 17, 2012 5:54 PM

    @Philadelphia You say a GREAT OL? Your sorry loser-@s$ franchise has no clue what greatness is.

  26. duncanthecat says: Mar 17, 2012 6:01 PM

    Eagles fan’s get excited so easily. Good signing on one hand yet on the other I only see them reconstructing Dream Team 1.0 all over again.

    Do the right thing for your fan base and spend big on LB’s and Safeties; otherwise, the results shouldn’t be that much different.

    Having your OL coach running the D does help much either.

  27. justanotherdummy says: Mar 17, 2012 6:07 PM

    Grhopper, go do the research, its easily available online. The Eagles are in good shape with the salary cap, no issues at all. The Skins and Cowboys got smacked for doing what the league told them not to do. Really man, study a little.

  28. andyreidisfat says: Mar 17, 2012 6:19 PM

    I love the knocks on the d coach. I guess it’s no big deal a guy who never coached d in the nfl had his team finish 8th

  29. philly2boston says: Mar 17, 2012 6:20 PM

    maybe Philly fans won’t hear “good luck with THAT Oline” going forward, but surely they’ll continue with the burden of one incindiary media perpetuated term.

  30. andyreidisfat says: Mar 17, 2012 6:22 PM

    Umm let’s stop knocking castillo. The guy really didn’t have a bad year for a first year guy. In fact he had a pretty good second half. My guess is this eagles d will be top 3 this season.

    The only real question for the eagles is health of Vick. Of Vick plays all 16 last year all you giants fans are looking at a new coach.

  31. oldbyrd says: Mar 17, 2012 6:27 PM

    Godda be truthful this is a very good thing. Keeps the current line intact with a years experience of playing together. Wasn’t the main problem. The No Pep Boys manny, Moe and jack are the biggest problem at linebacker. This is just the honest truth. Two 7th rounders and a 4th all underseized and underqualified. There is a real MLB out there forget his name but its something like Tullock. Some one please explain to me Reid”s thinking on this///please. I have faith in the new kid from Temple at safety. Can’t judge him on last year. That being said, we could still use a stand out safety to go with him.

  32. defenestrati says: Mar 17, 2012 6:50 PM

    Cole and Herremans set to be Eagle lifers.
    Jackson locked up at a reasonable cost.
    Continuity on the line that looked VERY solid by mid-season, despite the maddeningly unpredictable QB behind them.
    McCoy signing pending.
    Look, it can be fairly argued they have not gone out and done all the right things this fan or that fan wants. But, nothing they’ve done to this point is demonstrably wrong. And, while they’ve been hanging back on the LBs (no apostrophe needed, duncanthecat; though I should be amazed a cat can type — dictate? — at all), the price of entry into that marlet has decreased and the big gets can still be got by those who might want them. Absent that, there is the draft … an under-sized, high-motor D-lineman, you say? Imagine the odds, Andy!!!
    The fact is, they have, at worst, held steady. I think they’ve gotten a bit better (Vince Young gone!!!) by having another year of the O-line unit and a happier Jackson. And, strange as it seems, as bad as 2011 was, they were still somehow only one game (!) off the Giants’ blazing 9-7 pace. I’m guessing those two teams are neck-and-neck through 2012. Or, they won’t be. The only thing for sure is that Howard “Fur is murder … to clean!” Eskin will always know when to be right over Andy Reid’s shoulder for the sideline camera shots. The man has a gift, people!!!

  33. nickynick04 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:52 PM

    Great move…that ll win you another Super Bowl……..Oh wait……I guess the DREAM TEAM will be kicking butt again this year…….Losers……I just love how they suck. AND they deserve it with their LOUD MOUTH IGNORANT FANS

  34. o0omorriso0o says: Mar 17, 2012 7:06 PM

    nickynick04 says: Mar 17, 2012 6:52 PM

    Great move…that ll win you another Super Bowl……..Oh wait……I guess the DREAM TEAM will be kicking butt again this year…….Losers……I just love how they suck. AND they deserve it with their LOUD MOUTH IGNORANT FANS

    ————–

    Really? If you think any fanbase is more ignorant than the other then yous just a hating idiot. Look at your damn comment… We are ignorant? Look in the mirror kid

  35. tlaw21 says: Mar 17, 2012 7:50 PM

    As a skins fan I like your comment ooomorrisooo……It’s one thing to come on and talk smack about somebody’s team(even if I do hate ya those two sundays a year ;) but to come on and just call y’all a bunch of losers and how you deserve it that’s just childish. I come on these to talk football with knowledgeable and/or new fans looking for advice and I enjoy a little smack talk here and there but just making baseless accusations is dumb and petty.

  36. stanklepoot says: Mar 17, 2012 7:58 PM

    grhopper says: Mar 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    With all the money the Beagles have been throwing around last year and this year, how can they not have a salary cap problem in the not too distant future…if not already. Or does it not apply to them, ala the Boys and Skins?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The cowboys and redskins didn’t get punished for spending too much money in the uncapped year, they got punished for dumping too high a percentage of players’ salaries in the uncapped year so that they could have big name players at so-so backup player cap hits in future years. Whether you agree with it or not, we should at least be accurate in what we’re talking about. As for spending in general, the Eagles were able to spend so much last year because they’ve been masterful in managing their cap for years now. Why do you think the Colts picked one of our cap specialists as their new GM? While I’m not typically a fan of outrageous spending in FA, at least the Eagles did so in the year with the best overall collection of FA talent I’ve ever seen. Furthermore, they did so in a way that allowed them to hold on to those players rather than betting everything on a one year gamble.

    In other words, they went on a one time spending spree that can serve as a nice investment in their future. With Cullen Jenkins, the Eagles got a great pass rush up the middle for the first time in a while, and by adding Babin opposite Cole it improved our pass rush from the outside since teams can’t double-team both players. With those additions, the Eagles generated one of the highest sack totals in the league. Adding Nnamdi and DRC took a little while to gel because they were being asked to play a style of football they hadn’t before, but once they caught on, they caught on well. That leaves the Eagles with 3 starters at CB. That’s great when going against teams that leave to air it out, and it also means the Eagles have assets to work with if they want to make a trade since many teams could use help at CB.

  37. tigrrrr says: Mar 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    Here we go again. Looks like the dream team is in the making, if you listen to all these beagle fans. The only thing that is certain is that vick is a loser, bad person.

  38. paybizzy says: Mar 17, 2012 10:32 PM

    trent colts…….lmao

  39. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 18, 2012 10:55 AM

    Lol, “Dream, Team 1.0: the second season” should be alot more worrisome for the other 31 teams than 1.0 ever was, if we HAVE to keep using that stupid term anyway.

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