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Evan Mathis | Guard

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 298
College: Alabama
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The Philadelphia Inquirer does not expect Evan Mathis to be traded or released now.
With the draft behind us, Mathis' window for a trade is closed. Since he has no leverage, he's going to have to (unhappily) play out his contract, which is set to pay him $5.5 million. It's great news for the Eagles, as Mathis is one of the best guards in the game. Their offensive line is aging but will be strong again with LT Jason Peters, LG Mathis, C Jason Kelce, RG Allen Barbre and RT Lane Johnson. May 4 - 9:20 AM

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed LG Evan Mathis has been on the trade block for two seasons.

"Evan Mathis has been available for trade for two years," Kelly said, "and there have been no offers." Unhappy with his contract situation, Mathis is available for trade by his own request. The Eagles have given him the freedom to pursue a trade and new contract, but as of now Mathis has not found any takers. With the draft all but over, Mathis will likely remain with the Eagles in 2015. He is scheduled to make $5.5 million this season.
May 2 - 4:52 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins have expressed no interest in trading for Eagles LG Evan Mathis.

Miami is the club linked to Mathis most, but figures it may as well wait until the Eagles release the 34-year-old. The Dolphins desperately need guard help but are short on draft picks after trading their third-rounder to the Saints for WR Kenny Stills. Mathis has been a no-show at voluntary workouts.
May 1 - 10:07 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles LG Evan Mathis recently came up in trade talks with the Dolphins.

Per reporter Jeff McLane, Mathis' name was "discussed." It's the second time in two months Mathis has been connected to the Dolphins, but it doesn't appear a trade is imminent. Mathis is skipping voluntary workouts as Chip Kelly decides his future. Mathis' release remains a possibility.
Apr 28 - 1:53 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis was not present for Monday's start of spring workouts.

A year ago, Mathis showed up for voluntary workouts despite trade rumors. Now he's staying away with trade/release rumors swirling again. Chip Kelly's distaste for Mathis remains a bit confusing, as he's been one of the best guards in the league over the last two years. "I'm in Antarctica looking for frozen dinosaurs to extract their DNA and splice them with my chihuahuasaur," Mathis joked when reached by beat writer Jeff McLane Monday. Money is at the root of the issue here, as the 33-year-old wants a raise on his scheduled $5.5 million base salary.
Apr 20 - 10:16 AM

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, teams could be "reluctant to give up anything" for LG Evan Mathis because the Eagles may eventually release him.

Much like the DeSean Jackson situation of a year ago, teams aren't going to give up much for a player that's going to be cut. Regardless, Mathis' agent Drew Rosenhaus is at the NFL Meetings this week trying to facilitate a deal. It remains surprising the run-first Eagles have neglected their offensive line this offseason, first cutting Todd Herremans and now pushing Mathis (who graded out as the second-best guard in the league in Pro Football Focus' 2014 rankings) to the curb. The Eagles should be focusing on their line more than ever with injury-prone Sam Bradford under center.
Mar 24 - 10:00 AM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports the Eagles may release LG Evan Mathis if they can't trade him.

PFF's No. 1 guard in 2013 and No. 2 guard last season, we're not sure why the Eagles are so inclined to get rid of Mathis. The Eagles are between $7-8 million under the cap, so they're not desperate for money. Shedding the 33-year-old would save $4.5 million. At 6'5/298, Mathis is an athletic guard and would ideally land in another zone-blocking scheme. Mathis could probably be had for a fifth-round pick. The Rams and Dolphins were linked to him earlier this month.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 23 - 8:46 PM

USA Today's Jim Corbett reports the agent for Eagles LG Evan Mathis is "looking for a team fit" for Mathis at the NFL owners' meetings.

Corbett confirms Mathis is on the trade block, and it sounds like the Eagles gave his agent -- Drew Rosenhaus -- permission to find a suitor. The Eagles appear to be resigned to moving on from Mathis despite his strong 2014 season. Mathis is going on age 34, but Philadelphia should be able to find a taker.
Mar 23 - 3:50 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins told him their rumored pursuit of Eagles LG Evan Mathis was "never a thing."

The Dolphins were closely linked to Mathis after he first popped up on the trade block last Thursday, but there's been silence since. At least publicly, Mathis' market has been slow developing.
Mar 17 - 4:36 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports a trade of Evan Mathis is "indeed close."

The team trading for Mathis is unclear at this time. The Dolphins have been rumored as having interest, although Miami beat writers have thrown some cold water on that. The Rams are also believed to be in the running for Mathis.
Mar 12 - 4:22 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have contacted the Eagles about OG Evan Mathis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams are also believed to be in the running. Both teams have gaping holes at guard, so it's not a surprise. CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills, Vikings and "possibly even Saints" are also "sniffing around" on one of the league's premier guards.
Mar 12 - 2:25 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles are trying to trade LG Evan Mathis.

It's a surprising development as Mathis comes off a dominant year, but he is going on age 34 and the Eagles are probably trying to get younger up front. They may believe they can plug-and-play a rookie at left guard. Mathis' 2015 base salary is a reasonable $5.5 million. He's a lock to attract interest.
Mar 12 - 2:13 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis (knee) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Mathis was activated from short-term I.R. this week. With Todd Herremans out for the season, his return comes at a good time for the Eagles. Mathis will provide an upgrade in run blocking for LeSean McCoy.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Eagles activated LG Evan Mathis (knee) from injured reserve/designated for return.

Mathis went down in Week 1 with a severely sprained MCL. Pro Football Focus' top-ranked guard each of the previous two seasons, Mathis will provide a big boost to the entire offense. He should slot right back in at left guard on Monday night against the Panthers. LG Todd Herremans (biceps) was sent to I.R. to make room for Mathis. Matt Tobin is expected to fill in for Herremans.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:00:00 AM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis (knee) is expected to be activated from short-term I.R. in time for Week 10 against the Panthers.

The Eagles desperately need him after losing RG Todd Herremans to a torn biceps. Mathis has been running for upwards of two weeks now, and should be activated prior to 4 PM ET next Monday in time for the nationally-televised tilt with Carolina. Mathis' return will provide a boost for LeSean McCoy.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:37:00 PM

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