Five Free Agent Bargains For Philadelphia Eagles Offense

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Dec 14, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals guard

Clint Boling

(65) blocks versus the Cleveland Browns outside linebacker

Barkevious Mingo

(51) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Guard Clint Boling

It may not be the flashiest position, but the Eagles have to start thinking long term about their offensive line, especially at guard. Their current projected starters at the position, Philadelphia Eagles guards Evan Mathis (33 years old) and Todd Herremans (32 years old), aren’t getting any younger. Even Eagles back-up guard, Andrew Gardner, didn’t really stand out during his limited playing time in 2014.

That brings us to 25-year old Clint Boling. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent after being a mainstay at left guard for the Cincinnati Bengals for the past three seasons. Boling possesses great size for the position at 6-5, 310 lbs. with impressively quick feet. He excels in the running game and actually finished the 2014 season ranked as the 19th best overall guard and 9th best left guard, according to Pro Football Focus.

Boling has even been used at right tackle in Cincinnati when others have struggled or battled injuries. That’s just the versatility the Eagles could use out of a reserve offensive linemen. And who knows? Depending on how Todd Herremans recovers from his torn biceps injury, Boling could even become an immediate starter in Philadelphia at right guard.

Young, promising offensive linemen with an abundance of starting experience rarely hit the open market. If Clint Boling is available at the right price, bringing him to Philadelphia would be an absolute steal.

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