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Evan Mathis | Guard

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 298
College: Alabama
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Eagles placed LG Evan Mathis (sprained MCL) on injured reserve/designated to return.
He'll be first eligible to return in Week 10 against the Panthers. Andrew Gardner replaced Mathis in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, but he's expected to slot in at right tackle with Allen Barbre sidelined. Dennis Kelly and David Molk are candidates to fill in, but Tuesday signee Wade Smith is the most likely option. It's an immeasurable loss for the Eagles, as Mathis has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 guard in each of the past three seasons. The Eagles may have to slow down their breakneck attack as they work in so many new bodies along the offensive line. Sep 9 - 5:26 PM

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The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen is "hearing" Eagles LG Evan Mathis (sprained MCL) will be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

It makes Mathis a strong candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. In a sign they're expecting a prolonged absence, the Eagles signed veteran OG Wade Smith on Tuesday. One of the game's truly elite guards, Mathis is a huge loss for the Eagles' breakneck attack, particularly the running game.
Sep 9 - 4:37 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis has a sprained MCL, but will go for a second opinion on Wednesday.

Coach Chip Kelly believes Mathis can play again this season. Typical MCL sprains are 4-6 week injuries, but Mathis' is being labeled as more severe than the normal Grade 1 tear. (Sprains and tears are the same thing.) It's possible Mathis will head to short-term I.R. It sounds like he'll miss upwards of two months. It's a huge loss. Mathis has been PFF's No. 1 overall guard the past three seasons. Philly will have to turn to Dennis Kelly or David Molk at left guard.
Sep 8 - 11:54 AM

Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that the early diagnosis on LG Evan Mathis is a MCL injury.

It would be fantastic news for Mathis and the Eagles, as it looked like an ACL tear when it first happened. The All-Pro will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine exactly how long he'll be out. Andrew Gardner initially replaced Mathis at left guard, but was forced to move to right tackle when Allen Barbre suffered an ankle injury. That meant the only other active offensive lineman, David Molk, had to step in at left guard for the first time in his career. This unit, that was the best in the NFL by a wide margin last year, is off to a shaky start.
Sep 7 - 11:02 PM

Eagles G Evan Mathis left Sunday's Week 1 game against the Jags in the second quarter with a left knee injury and will not return.

This one did not look good. Mathis was engaged on the line with his man when LeSean McCoy was essentially tackled into the back of his legs. The All-Pro guard was in a ton of pain as he was helped off the field. Andrew Gardner came on to replace Mathis, who is headed for a Monday MRI.
Sep 7 - 2:19 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis is not holding out.

Mathis created a stir around draft time when he asked for a raise on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2012. The Eagles responded by allowing the All-Pro to seek a trade. That's all water under the bridge now, as 32-year-old Mathis attended the offseason program and has now reported to training camp. He'll be a major cog in one of the game's best offensive lines.
Jul 24 - 8:56 AM

The Philadelphia Daily News wouldn't be shocked if LG Evan Mathis is a no-show when training camp opens.

It's a surprising take considering Mathis was present for both voluntary and mandatory workouts this offseason. It sounds like reporter Paul Domowitch is basing his skepticism on the history of agent Drew Rosenhaus. Mathis did ask for a new contract before the draft, but has little leverage as a 33-year-old player in the third year of a five-year, $25 million deal.
Jul 2 - 11:47 AM

Speaking Thursday, Eagles LG Evan Mathis said his contract situation won't be a distraction this season.

"I’m here," Mathis said from voluntary workouts. "I’m not holding out. ... If I did ask for a new contract, I’m not going to tell (the media) I want a new contract." Mathis reportedly asked for a raise prior to the Combine, but sounds like he's mentally moved on from the idea. Going on 33 and signed through 2016, Mathis will make $5 million this season.
Source: CSN Philly
Apr 24 - 5:53 PM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis will participate in this week's voluntary OTAs.

Mathis created a stir when he asked for a raise prior to the Combine. The Eagles responded by allowing their All-Pro to seek a trade, reportedly asking for a third-round pick in return. The buzz died down from there, and Mathis likely understands he has very little leverage at this point. He's going to have to play out the five-year, $25 million contract he signed in March of 2012.
Apr 21 - 10:26 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects LG Evan Mathis to remain with the Eagles for this season.

Beat writer Jeff McLane thinks "that was much ado about nothing." Mathis wanted a raise and the Eagles responded by suggesting a trade, but there have been no whispers of anyone wanted to surrender a third-round pick for a 32-year-old. Given the public relations hit the Eagles are taking from fans on DeSean Jackson right now, it's hard to see them letting their All-Pro guard walk.
Apr 2 - 8:52 AM

The Miami Herald considers the Dolphins a potential fit for Evan Mathis.

The Eagles have placed Mathis on the trade block after the All-Pro guard asked for a raise prior to the Combine. The Dolphins are a logical "connect the dots" kind of candidate because they have a desperate need at guard and former Eagles assistant Bill Lazor is now the offensive coordinator in Miami. The Herald is uncertain of the Dolphins' level of interest in Mathis, who will turn 33 in November.
Mar 31 - 9:01 AM

According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, the Eagles are seeking a third-round pick for LG Evan Mathis.

Prior to the Combine, Mathis' reps went to the Eagles and asked for a new contract. The organization instead suggested they explore the trade market. Mathis has been among the game's best guards for three straight years, but isn't a scheme fit everywhere due to his size and will turn 33 in November. If the Eagles do end up finding a trade partner, they'd likely plug in Allen Barbre at left guard.
Mar 26 - 11:20 AM

The Eagles have placed LG Evan Mathis on the trade block.

The story has been reported by both NFL Network and the Philly Inquirer. Both outlets report Mathis wants a raise on his scheduled $5 million salary. Mathis was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2013 and has been one of the best guards in football the past three seasons. Mathis saw LT Jason Peters and C Jason Kelce get extensions earlier this offseason, and apparently felt snubbed when his contract wasn't addressed. Mathis is entering his age-33 season.
Mar 26 - 6:56 AM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis called his ankle surgery "a good thing."

Mathis will miss the rest of the spring workouts, but expects to be fine for training camp. The surgery was a simple cleanout. Mathis has missed just one game over the last two seasons and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 guard in 2012.
Wed, May 8, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Eagles LG Evan Mathis is likely out until training camp after undergoing ankle surgery.

The surgery is described as "minor," and was done to address "swelling and discomfort" in Mathis' ankle. Former first-round bust Danny Watkins is expected to see first-team reps at OTAs opposite RG Todd Herremans. Injuries sapped the life from the Eagles' offensive line last season, with Mathis as the lone healthy member. They'll hope he returns 100 percent for the start of camp.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, May 6, 2013 04:39:00 PM

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