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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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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

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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

Eagles LG Evan Mathis (MCL) said he's been cleared to resume practicing.

Currently on the I.R./return list, Mathis isn't eligible to play until Week 10, but it's sounding good for his chances of hitting the playing field then. Mathis is one of the best guards in football. The Eagles also recently got back RT Lane Johnson from suspension. The arrow should be pointing up on Shady McCoy.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 05:24:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 05:26:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:54:00 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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:02:00 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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 02:19:00 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.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 08:56:00 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.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 11:47:00 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
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 05:53:00 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.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:26:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 08:52:00 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.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 09:01:00 AM