A veteran offensive lineman with experience at both guard positions, Evan Mathis signed with the Eagles on 7/31/11 and won the job as the team’s starting left guard. Mathis played so well that he was rewarded with a five-year contract on 3/17/12 that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2016. Originally a third round-draft choice of the Carolina Panthers in 2005, Mathis has also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), Miami Dolphins (2008) and Panthers (2005-07).
A veteran of seven NFL seasons, the 6-5, 302-pound Evan Mathis has played in 58 career games (22 starts) for the Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), Miami Dolphins (2008), and Carolina Panthers (2005-07). A third round draft choice of the Panthers in 2005, the 29-year-old played collegiately at Alabama, where he notched a streak of 47 consecutive starts in four seasons.