The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with offensive lineman Matt Tobin, according to a report from ESPN insider Adam Caplan.
Tobin was a restricted free agent earlier this offseason. The Eagles tendered him to the lowest level possible. Tobin eventually ended up signing his one-year tender, which was worth just over $1.6 million. Caplan reports Tobin's new contract lowers his base salary this season.
Tobin, who turns 26 in June, has played in 30 games and started 20 since signing with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Tobin has struggled when forced into regular playing time as a starter. According to Pro Football Focus, Tobin graded out as one of the worst starting guards in the NFL last season.
The Eagles likely won't be counting on Tobin as a starter in 2016. Philadelphia signed Brandon Brooks in free agency to be their starting right guard. There's a competition for the starting left guard spot that includes Allen Barbre, Stefen Wisniewski, third round draft pick Isaac Seumalo, and others.
Tobin isn't necessarily guaranteed a spot on Philadelphia's final 53-man roster. He'll have to earn his job by playing well this summer.