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Ravens: Evan Mathis: 'I think it's a good fit' No deal yet

OWINGS MILLS -- Philadelphia Eagles veteran free agent offensive guard Evan Mathis' visit with the Baltimore Ravens will continue tonight as he'll have dinner with team officals.

No deal has been struck yet, though.

"I think it's a good fit," Mathis told the Times. "We had a good meeting."

Asked if a deal is imminent, Mathis replied: "We're not at that point yet."

Mathis is scheduled to remain in town until Friday.

Mathis is regarded as one of the top offensive guards on the free agent market and could be a good replacement for Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, who signed a $36 million contract with the New Orleans Saints that included a $10 million signing bonus.

He started 15 games last season for the Eagles and graded out as the top offensive guard, according to Pro Football Focus.

Mathis is a former Carolina Panthers third-round draft pick from Alabama, the same alma matter as Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome.

"It's a good connection," Mathis said. "It's going really well so far."



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