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Evan Mathis | Guard | #69

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 301
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals placed RG Evan Mathis (ankle) on injured reserve.
Mathis needs surgery and is almost certainly done for the season. It's a downgrade to Arizona's interior line, but Mathis was having a down year. Earl Watford will replace Mathis in the starting lineup. Oct 8 - 4:41 PM

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Coach Bruce Arians hinted RG Evan Mathis' ankle injury could be serious.

Arizona also lost LG Mike Iupati Thursday night, but Arians seemed more concerned about Mathis' injury. The Cardinals signed Ulrick John off the Dolphins' practice squad Friday, suggesting they are expecting someone to miss some time. Earl Watford and John Wetzel finished Thursday's game at guard for the Cardinals.
Oct 8 - 10:06 AM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (foot) is expected to play in Week 4.

It's good news for Arizona's run blocking after Mathis missed Week 3. Mathis will be needed against the Rams' ferocious interior defensive line.
Sep 30 - 4:05 PM

Cardinals declared RG Evan Mathis, DB Marqui Christian, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Olsen Pierre, DE Frostee Rucker, DT Xavier Williams, and OLB Kareem Martin inactive for Week 3 against Buffalo.

Losing Mathis stings, but the Cardinals are quite a bit healthier than their Week 3 foe the Bills. Earl Watford starts for Mathis at right guard.
Sep 25 - 11:51 AM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (toe) is out for Week 3 against the Bills.

Mathis wasn't able to practice this week and won't be making the trip to Orchard Park. He's week to week. Earl Watford will draw the start at right guard.
Sep 23 - 3:50 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (foot) is active for Week 2 against the Bucs.

Mathis was a game-time decision. Inactive for the Cardinals are WR J.J. Nelson, DL Robert Nkemdiche, DE Frostee Rucker, S Marqui Christian, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre and LB Kareem Martin.
Sep 18 - 2:34 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (foot) will be a game-time decision against the Buccaneers in Week 2.

Mathis was expected to miss 1-4 weeks after spraining his foot against New England in Week 1, but instead he'll be a game-time call after returning to a limited practice on Thursday. His presence would give a big boost to the Cardinals' running game.
Sep 16 - 3:53 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis will miss 1-4 weeks with a sprained foot.

It sounds like Mathis is only guaranteed to miss one game, but the vague timeline means the Cardinals don't quite have a grip on his recovery. Earl Watford will start in Mathis' absence against the Bucs. Mathis remained one of the league's better guards in 2015 for the Broncos. It's a downgrade for David Johnson on interior runs, albeit a negligible one for Johnson's fantasy value.
Sep 13 - 5:51 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (foot) is undergoing an MRI.

Mathis went down near the end of the first half in Sunday's loss. Earl Watford filled in, and will continue to do so if Mathis' testing delivers bad news.
Sep 12 - 3:21 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis left Sunday's Week 1 game against the Patriots with a left foot injury and is questionable to return.

Mathis got tangled up on a running play about halfway through the second quarter and was carted to the locker room. He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. Earl Watford will handle right guard with Mathis sidelined.
Sep 11 - 9:42 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis said he will "absolutely" retire if Arizona wins the Super Bowl this season.

"Not even thinking twice," he added. A Cardinals Super Bowl win would make back-to-back rings for Mathis, who spent 2015 with the defending World Champion Broncos. Mathis turns 35 in November and is playing on a one-year deal. He is going to form a nasty run-blocking tandem with LG Mike Iupati.
Jul 31 - 5:31 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis (ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Mathis hasn’t had any setbacks from early June surgery. The Cardinals want to get him as many reps as possible in his transition to right guard. PFF’s No. 1 run blocker last year, Mathis gives Arizona one of the league’s better top guard duos.
Jul 20 - 5:20 PM

Cardinals RG Evan Mathis underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment from his ankle and will be sidelined until training camp.

Mathis is a 34-year-old 12-year veteran and doesn't necessarily need to be around for spring work. He'll be fine by the time things start to matter. PFF's top run-blocking guard last year, Mathis will flip to right guard in the desert after playing left guard last season with the Broncos and for much of his career.
Jun 8 - 1:49 PM

Cardinals signed OG Evan Mathis, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year, $6 million contract.

After winning the Super Bowl with the Broncos last month, Mathis was contemplating retirement at 34 years old. Even at his advanced age, Mathis is still playing at a very high level. He's been Pro Football Focus' No. 1 overall run-blocking guard four of the past five seasons and is coming off one of those years. It's unclear if Mathis or incumbent LG Mike Iupati will kick to right guard, but the Cardinals' offensive line is looking awfully powerful upgrading to Mathis from Jonathan Cooper/Ted Larsen.
Mar 16 - 3:27 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Cardinals have offered free agent OG Evan Mathis a two-year contract.

The Cardinals traded Jon Cooper and are letting Ted Larsen walk, so they have a hole opposite Mike Iupati. Mathis is one of the top free agent guards left, but is 34 and recovering from ankle surgery.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

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