The Eagles' starting center position this season is unsettled, to say the least. Jamaal Jackson remains unlikely to be ready for Week 1, and could miss a significant chunk of the season. Backup Nick Cole has looked extremely shaky snapping the ball in shotgun situations in camp, recently tweaked his knee, and will miss the Eagles' first preseason game against Jacksonville. That leaves third-string center Mike McGlynn, who is still a bit of an unknown as he enters his 3rd season with the Eagles.
Unrestricted free agent Kevin Mawae has come up more than once here at Bleeding Green Nation, and for good reason. He's a 3-time All-Pro and an 8-time Pro Bowler, which includes trips to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two years. However, although Pro Bowls are nice, players with reputations like the one Mawae has built up over his stellar career often get voted in despite mediocre play on the field, particularly players that play along the OL (where there aren't reliable statistics that can indicate player performance).
Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlog and SB Nation Philly recently noted his findings of Mawae's game tape, and he was less than impressed...
I watched tape of him a few months back and he's done. I'd take Nick or Mike McGlynn over Mawae. Teams aren't ignoring him because of NFLPA stuff. Age just finally caught up with Kevin. The man had a great career, but his game tape from 2009 wasn't good.
I emailed the agent for Kevin Mawae, Mark Bartelstein, to see if there was any interest from the Eagles. His reply - "Nothing happening with Kevin and the Eagles at this time."