By Peter Gleason

The Eagles’ offensive line has performed admirably in the first three preseason games, protecting quarterback Sam Bradford and opening holes for DeMarco Murray and Co.

But it could always use some depth, and NJ.com’s Mark Eckel has an intriguing suggestion:

Guard Donald Thomas, 6-4, 303, was released by the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, after being activated from the physically unable to perform list, Friday.

Thomas, who the Colts signed as a free agent in 2013 to a four-year, $14 million deal, has played just two games for the team. He tore his quad muscle the second game of the 2013 season; and then tore it again in 2014.

Before that the original draft pick of the Miami Dolphins seemed to be putting together a nice career. He played all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2009; and played all 16 games for the New England Patriots in 2012 as the Pats made it to the AFC championship game.

That’s what led to his deal with the Colts, which obviously did not work out for him or the team.

Thomas, 28, would be a risk, but at this point it wouldn’t cost the Eagles anything and the team has been known to take a risk or two on players coming back from injury; see Bradford, Sam, or Alonso, Kiko.

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