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Eagles, Jared Wheeler officially agree on one-year contract

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According to an official release, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent offensive lineman Jared Wheeler. He has experience at offensive guard and center.

This report hardly comes as a surprise. Wheeler's agent, Brett Tessler, announced on Saturday evening that his client would be signing with Philadelphia pending a physical. Wheeler presumably worked out for the Eagles on Monday and passed his physical, which led to an official signing.

Here's what we originally wrote about Wheeler:

"Wheeler, 24, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of the University of Miami by the Carolina Panthers. Wheeler was largely a special teams player, making six starts his senior year. The Panthers waived him in July of 2014 and he was claimed by the Buffalo Bills, but he failed to make the final roster after appearing in their pre-season. In February of this year he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, but they released him in May. He then participated in rookie camps with both the Seahawks and San Fransisco 49ers. Wheeler was coached for his first two years at Miami by Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland."

Wheeler is actually nicknamed "Hot Wheels" (hat tip to Tommy Lawlor). That's a very important fact, for your information.

The Eagles signed Wheeler to help replace the vacancy left after the team released starting left guard Evan Mathis last week. Wheeler surely isn't favored to start but he'll compete for a roster spot.

It's unclear which position Wheeler will play for the Eagles. He should be with the team this week during mandatory minicamp.

With Wheeler under contract, the Eagles' roster is officially maxed out at the 90-man limit.

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