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Rotowire: Aug 25 / 3:15p ET
News: Mathis signed a one-year contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: With tackle Ryan Clady out for the season due to a torn ACL, the addition of Mathis will presumably shore up deficiencies along the offensive front. Mathis will likely take over at left guard.
StatsLLC: Aug 25 / 12:00a ET
News: Mathis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos that could be worth up to $4 million. The Broncos are high on rookie left guard Max Garcia, but they already have two starters - left tackle Ty Sambrailo and center Matt Paradis - who are NFL novices. So, they were looking for some more experience along the line. They suddenly sport one of the best guard combinations in the NFL: Mathis and Louis Vasquez were both first-team AP All-Pros in 2013.
Impact: Mathis will help protect Peyton Manning, who's trying to become the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl at age 39.