By Annie Ross
Ex-Eagle guard Evan Mathis spun his NFL roulette wheel and it settled on the Arizona Cardinals.
After winning a Super Bowl in his lone season with the Denver Broncos, Mathis agreed yesterday to a one-year contract with the Cardinals. The deal is worth $6 million, NFL Media reports.
Now in the NFC West, Mathis will have two chances per season to face the San Francisco 49ers, led by former Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Mathis was released by Kelly before the 2015 season after skipping organized team activities because he wanted a new contract following Pro Bowl seasons in 2013 and 2014.
The 34-year-old guard was a third-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2005 NFL Draft and has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. He appeared in every game for the Broncos last season, including starts in 12 regular-season games and all three playoff games. Mathis is expected to start at right guard opposite Mike Iupati after the Cardinals let Ted Larsen walk in free agency.