Eagles Bolster Offensive Line to Begin Day 2 of Free Agency

The Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their offensive line depth by signing former Atlanta Falcons OL Matt Hennessy on Tuesday.
Aug 24, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;  Atlanta Falcons rookie center Matt Hennessy loosens up for
Aug 24, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons rookie center Matt Hennessy loosens up for / Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

With NFL free agency kicking off on Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles didn't waste time locking down their offensive line, re-signing left guard Landon Dickerson to a massive four-year deal. The Eagles could've easily stopped their but they decided to add even more O-line depth with another move on Tuesday.

The Eagles have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with offensive lineman Matt Hennessy, according to PHLY Sports' Zach Berman.

Eagles Rumors: Philadelphia Signs OL Matt Hennessy

The Eagles' interior needed some depth after Jason Kelce retired earlier this offseason. Cam Jurgens — who started 11 games in 2023 — is expected to be the starting center going forward, so it'll be nice to have solid depth like Hennessy behind him.

Drafted 78th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2020, Hennessy has 41 games and 22 starts under his belt. He mostly played center during his time with the Falcons but also saw playing time at left guard. His best performance came in 2021 when he finished with a run-block grade of 88.1 on Pro Football Focus, ranking third-best among centers that season.

For reference, Kelce racked up a grade of 89.4 that year (2nd), showing just how solid Hennessy is when he's on his game.

Having said that, the 2024 campaign will be somewhat of a reclamation project for the Nyack, NY native. Hennessy suffered a knee injury in training camp last August, resulting in his missing the entire 2023 season. He's only 26 years old, though, meaning there's a decent chance that he can return to form ahead of his Eagles debut.

The deal is also somewhat of a homecoming for Hennessy. He spent 2016 to 2019 with the Temple Owls and was even named third-team All-American in his final year with the program.

Now that he's an Eagle, time will tell if Hennessy can find more success in the City of Brotherly Love.