EAGLES SIGN 6-5, 316-POUND GUARD DALLAS THOMAS

By Steve Kelly

The Eagles signed former Dolphins guard Dallas Thomas yesterday, adding another veteran offensive lineman with starting experience.

The 27-year-old Thomas was a third-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013 out of Tennessee. He started 26 games in his three-year NFL career, including all 16 contests in 2015 when quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for a career-best 4,208 yards and running back Lamar Miller tied a career high with eight rushing touchdowns.

He was Miami’s starter entering this year’s training camp, but lost the job in the preseason to 2016 first-round pick Laremy Tunsil.

Thomas, who is 6-5, 316 pounds, was pressed into action this season after Tunsil suffered an ankle injury. Thomas was released by Miami in October.

A three-year starter at Tennessee, he played in 50 career games, spending time at both left tackle and left guard. He allowed just two sacks in 1,296 pass plays with the Volunteers.

Last week, the Eagles signed former Redskins starting center/guard Josh LeRibeus to add depth to the offensive line.

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