Evan Mathis is returning to the Eagles by way of a new five-year contract after mulling over an offer from the team that helped resurrect his career and the Baltimore Ravens.
“To all the Eagles fans who offered me various food and incentives to return, I’ve come to collect,” Mathis said via Twitter yesterday afternoon.
The deal, according to reports, is worth approximately $25.5 million with $7 million in guarantees.
The Eagles now have their starting offensive line under contract through the 2014 season.
Perhaps the best news in all of this is that the Eagles won’t use the 15th overall pick in the draft on an offensive lineman. Cross Stanford OG David DeCastro off your list of potential draft targets.
The Eagles have now signed four of their own players to extensions since the opening of the free agency period, but have yet to make a splash on the open market. Whether or not they will remains to be seen.