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Eagles agree to terms with Matt Hennessy on a 1-year contract

Matt Hennessy
Matt Hennessy

The Eagles have agreed to terms with free agent offensive lineman Matt Hennessy on a one-year contract.

Hennessy (6-3, 307 pounds) was drafted in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. In 41 games, the 26-year-old started 19 times at center, playing 1,038 snaps, and three times at guard, playing 232 snaps in his first three seasons.

Hennessy missed the 2023 season after suffering a knee injury early in Training Camp.

In 2021, Hennessy started all 17 games at center for the Falcons. Out of 33 centers who played at least 500 snaps that season, he ranked sixth overall and third as a run blocker, according to Pro Football Focus.

A local product, Hennessy was raised in New York and attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in New Jersey. He played his college football in North Philadelphia at Temple University.

At Temple, Hennessy was the program's starting center for three seasons (2017-19), appearing in 38 games. Following his final season as an Owl in 2019, Hennessy was selected to the PFF All-American Second Team and AP All-American Third Team.

Hennessy was given a single digit as a redshirt sophomore at Temple, a prestigious honor handed out to the toughest players on the team. While he could not wear the No. 3 on his jersey during games, he wore it on his helmet and practice jersey.

After the retirement of center Jason Kelce, Hennessy is expected to provide experience and depth along the interior of the offensive line.

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