The Philadelphia Eagles signed guard Chance Warmack to a one-year contract extension through 2018 on Saturday, making it likely that the reserve guard is on the 53-man roster this season and potentially next season, too.
Warmack, 25, signed with the Eagles on the first day of free agency.
Per Philly.com, the former first-round pick was a career starter in Tennessee before they let him leave in free agency. He was a touted prospect out of Alabama, where his offensive line coach was current Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. That factored into the decision for the Eagles to sign him.
Warmack is expected to be a reserve this year behind Isaac Seumalo and Brandon Brooks. He started in the preseason opener when Brooks was absent.
“I think that just speaks to how confident we feel in Chance,” offensive coordinator Frank Reich said about keeping Warmack even though he only plays guard. “[He] can play both sides. You can’t discount that because not everybody can do that well. Everybody can do it, but not everybody can do it well. Chance has shown he can play both sides well. A lot of guys might favor one side a little bit over the other. Because he’s in that regard just playing guard, it just goes to show how well I think he’s been playing. We have other players, a guy like [G/C Stefen Wisniewski], who has all kinds of versatility and so on and so forth.”