Eagles sign G Mathis; Nnamdi arrives

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Eagles signed guard Evan Mathis, a veteran of seven seasons in the NFL, on Sunday.

The 6-foot-5, 302-pound Mathis has played in 58 career games (22 starts) for the Cincinnati Bengals (2008-10), Miami Dolphins (2008), and Carolina Panthers (2005-07).

Mathis could have been brought in to push top draft pick Danny Watkins, who is penciled in as the starting right guard, or maybe to play left guard so that Todd Herremans could move to right tackle. The move may have simply been one to add depth to the offensive line.

As of right now, the Eagles don't have the projected right side of their line practicing. Right tackle Winston Justice is on PUP as his knee recovers from arthroscopic surgery and Watkins is not in camp as negotiations for his first contract drag on.

In other news, Nnamdi Asomugha arrived at Lehigh University last night and walked out onto the fields to a standing ovation from fans. The cornerback was not wearing his uniform, but a gray shirt. He is expected to wear No. 21, although Joselio Hanson was still wearing that number as of this morning.

Because he was signed as a free agent, Asomugha can't practice until Aug. 4. He will be introduced to the media later this morning.