Eagles sign veteran offensive lineman Will Beatty

Ruben Hill
November 15, 2017

After missing the entire 2015 season with a torn pectoral muscle, Beatty appeared as a backup blocking tight end in six games last season.

Seeking help for the team's offensive line, the Philadelphia Eagles have apparently reached an agreement on a one-year deal with former New York Giants offensive tackle Will Beatty, according to a report from ESPN.

A day after signing linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, the Eagles are back at it again.

Prior to the Eagles adding backup Taylor Hart in free agency two days after Peters' injury, Seumalo was the only backup offensive lineman other than Vaitai with experience playing tackle.

Beatty was a second-round pick of the Giants out of UConn and played all seven of his National Football League seasons with the Giants. Beatty started 63 games for NY from 2009 to "14, but a torn pectoral muscle in 2015 derailed his career". The question now is how much oomph the 32-year-old Beatty, listed at 6 feet, 6 inches and 319 pounds on the Giants' 2016 roster, has left. Those two have combined to start one National Football League game at offensive tackle.

Big V has played very well, so this move shouldn't supplant Vaitai as the starter, but it will offer the Eagles some more reliable tackle depth.

Isaac Seumalo, who spent all offseason working as a guard, has served as Philly's swing tackle the past two games, and the team signed Hart for insurance.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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