Cardinals, guard Mathis agree to 1-year contract

BY foxsports • March 16, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Evan Mathis, a starting guard for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos last season, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Mathis, a 2013 All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection, fills an immediate need and is an upgrade at right guard for the Cardinals, who sent Jonathan Cooper to New England on Tuesday as part of the trade that brought defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones to Arizona.

The 34-year-old Mathis is entering his 12th NFL season. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound lineman has appeared in 130 career regular-season games, 90 as a starter, for Carolina, Miami, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Denver.

Announcement of the deal came on the day that Jones was introduced in Arizona at a news conference.

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