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Eagles give RFA tender to Matt Tobin

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 16: Kenjon Barner #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores a touchdown and Matt Tobin #64 reacts in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 16, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles caught some criticism last offseason for releasing guards Todd Herremans and Evan Mathis without bringing in better options to fill the spots, something that didn’t help their chances of winning during the 2015 season and didn’t help Chip Kelly keep his jobs as coach and personnel head in Philadelphia.

Upgrading at those spots is something the Eagles will likely be looking into this offseason, but they aren’t going to preemptively push one of last year’s starters out the door. The team announced that they have tendered restricted free agent-to-be Matt Tobin, who started 13 games for the team last season.

The Eagles didn’t announce the level of the tender, although Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that it is the lowest level. That would leave Tobin set to make $1.671 million and the Eagles without any compensation should they choose not to match the offer of another team.

Center David Molk is the other pending restricted free agent on the Eagles and the team has six pending unrestricted free agents.

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4 Responses to “Eagles give RFA tender to Matt Tobin”
  1. darrkkomens says: Mar 4, 2016 10:24 AM

    I don’t understand that. Tobin is an absolute bum, 3rd string talent at best.

  2. kfoyo808 says: Mar 4, 2016 10:54 AM

    that’s a decent move. At worst he’s a backup/fill-in. Not sure if somebody wants to really overpay for him.

    Hard to evaluate him, based on last year’s crazy Chip offense of 1,000MPH…

  3. mrbiggstuff says: Mar 4, 2016 11:01 AM

    I once thought OG was the easiest position to replace, and you could put just about anyone in there. The Eagles totally proved that wrong. What a dumpster fire the guards were last year.

  4. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 4, 2016 11:16 AM

    @ mrbiggstuff

    I’m with you.
    The NFL’s premier players are along the DL. some of the best talents are interior DT’s too. Couple that with all the teams that run the 3-4 with beast NT’s.

    A football game is won from the interior of the OL out.
    A winning franchise must be strong from the interior OL out.
    If you can’t solidify the G-C-G, then you can’t run, you can’t protect the QB with a pocket, you can’t really execute any scheme.

    It’s stupid that the NFL feels that the guards are insignificant.

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