Fun facts about another Eagles depth acquisition

The Eagles added another piece to the offensive line.
Max Scharping, Philadelphia Eagles
Max Scharping, Philadelphia Eagles / Albert Cesare/The Enquier / USA TODAY

We haven't had to say this for a few years, but welcome to a week of mandatory minicamp! You've probably heard this 200 times or more, but it bears repeating. This is the first time the Philadelphia Eagles have hosted one in the Nick Sirianni coaching era.

Several of the assistants met with select media members on June's first Monday. One of which was Planet Earth's best offensive line coach, Jeff Stoutland. It seems fitting. Philly officially announced another veteran O-lineman's acquisition.

Eagles announce Max Scharping's signing ahead of mandatory minicamp.

Max Scharping turns 28 years young in August. He entered the league as the Houston Texans' 55th-overall selection during Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft. He joins the Birds as a longshot to make the roster, but let's dig into some fun facts anyway.

Max Scharping grew up in Packers country.

No one would ever confuse Green Bay, Wisconsin with Miami, Florida. It's beautiful in its own right, though. Seriously, have you ever been to Lambeau Field?

'Title Town' is also the stomping grounds of one of Philly's newest additions. Scharping cut his teeth at Green Bay Southwest High School,

Scharping brings starting-level experience with him to Philly.

As mentioned, Scharping was drafted by the Texans. There he appeared in 50 games and made 35 starts (those numbers include two postseason appearances). Houston waived him in August of 2022. That's where the Cincinnati Bengals picked him up.

There, he appeared in 34 more games, including a three-game playoff run to conclude the 2022-2023 NFL season. He'd start each one as a fill-in for injured Bengals starter Alex Cappa.

Despite playing at a smaller school, he racked up a few postseason accolades.

Following the aforementioned prep career, Scharping chose Northern Illinois over at least nine other schools that offered him a scholarship He was a four-year starter that earned three First-Team All-MAC awards.

He could have entered the draft a year earlier but elected to remain in school to help his teammates win the MAC Championship, a goal he accomplished. He earned an invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl afterwards.

Eagles fans will appreciate his versatility.

Here's where Scharping will earn the respect of his position coach Jeff Stoutland. He has experience playing both guard positions. He also played both tackle positions at the collegiate level.

He, again, will have a tough hill to climb to make the roster, but don't tell him that. He is no doubt coming to Philly to make the roster.

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