June 3, 2024   2 MIN READ

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Birds Add Guard With Starting Playoff Experience


The Philadelphia Eagles have brought aboard another veteran offensive lineman.

On Monday, the team announced the signing of guard Max Scharping.

Max Scharping

GETTY IMAGES: Eagles have signed veteran guard Max Scharping.

A former 2019 second-round pick for the Houston Texans, Scharping started 33 games in the first three seasons of his career, which already makes him the second most experienced interior lineman on the Eagles behind Landon Dickerson.

After being waived prior to the 2022 season, Scharping spent the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, where following an injury he became the starting right guard for the team’s three-game playoff run that ended in the 2023 AFC Championship.

On the most recent episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher hinted at the possibility of a veteran signing to provide depth at guard. The team has two new starting spots on the interior offensive line following the retirement of six-time All-Pro Jason Kelce and shifting of Cam Jurgens from right guard to center.

While the Eagles will give second-year Tyler Steen every opportunity to win the vacant starting right guard spot, Scharping becomes the much-needed veteran depth signing for the interior line as they are otherwise relying on mostly first-and second-year players.

The team also signed Matt Hennessy in the early days of free agency, who has mostly played center over the course of his four-year career.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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