The Philadelphia Eagles are actively shopping guard Evan Mathis at the owners meeting that is taking place in Arizona, according to several reports. If the Eagles fail to get a deal done with another team they may release him. Mathis has been rumored to be on the trade block since the start of free agency and judging by the moves Chip Kelly has made, anything could happen.
CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher was told by an anonymous source that the Eagles are shopping Mathis to save money, or to start building the team around a younger core of players.
Mathis' cap number for the upcoming season is $6.5 million and increases to $7 million for the 2016 season. Getting rid of Mathis could free up $4.5 million for the Eagles for the 2015 season.
Mathis, 33, signed with the Eagles in 2011 after spending the previous six years with the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Miami Dolphins. Pro Football Focus rated Mathis as the best guard in the NFL from 2011-2013. During the 2014 season he was rated as the number two guard in the league, even after missing time with a sports hernia injury.