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The Philadelphia Eagles May Release Evan Mathis.

March 24th, 2015 at 8:59 AM
By Eric Craig Herder

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.

If the Eagles do decide to move on from Mathis, it will mean the team will need to fill both guard spots on the starting offensive line. At this point in time there are not many options in free agency that would be an upgrade from either Mathis or Todd Herremans, so the Eagles will most likely look to the draft to fill one, or both, of those holes.
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Philadelphia Eagles Extend Bryan Braman’s Contract.

March 17th, 2015 at 6:15 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles extended linebacker Bryan Braman's contract on Tuesday.

Braman has not played much, if at all, on defense since singing with the Eagles during the 2013 offseason. However, he has been a key contributor on one of the NFL's best special teams unit, ranking in the top five in special team tackles.

Braman's was due to make $1.2 million this season. Instead, he will be getting paid $745,000 for the upcoming season and is now under contract with the Eagles through the 2016 season. Braman will also receive $350,000 guaranteed.

With several holes on the Eagles roster and all the money they have just spent on their free agent signings, they needed to free up some money. With this move the Eagles, who had $50 million at the beginning of free agency, now have roughly $8 million to spend. $3 million will be used to sign their draft picks. The Eagles are also reportedly working on a making a new deal with recently acquired quarterback Sam Bradford, who is scheduled to make around $13 million this season.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Bring in Tim Tebow for a Workout

March 16th, 2015 at 6:12 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles held a private workout for former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow on Monday morning.

News of the workout was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and was later confirmed by the Eagles. It was surprising to hear that Chip Kelly brought Tebow in after having traded for quarterback Sam Bradford last week, and re-signing Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal.

It was also reported on Monday that the Eagles are shopping around third string quarterback Matt Barkley. The Eagles are reportedly looking for a late round draft pick for the second year pro.

Tebow, 27, left Philadelphia on Monday without a contract offer, but a contract offer before training camp should not be ruled out. With the reports that Barkley is being shopped around, it is conceivable that Tebow could be signed before training camp to push either Barkley or G.J Kinne for the third-string role.

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Philadelphia Eagles Sign Former Dallas Cowboys Running Back DeMarco Murray

March 12th, 2015 at 7:14 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday.

Murray led the NFL in rushing during the 2014 season with 1,845 yards, averaging 115 yards per game on the ground. He finished tied for first in the NFL with 13 rushing touchdowns.

It is being reported that Murray's deal with the Eagles is a five-year deal worth $42 million. $21 million guaranteed. He will also receive $18 million as part of a skill and injury clause.

Talks between the two sides started to become serious after the Eagles sent Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for quarterback Sam Bradford. Murray and Bradford were roommates while they were at the University of Oklahoma. During Bradford's introduction as an Eagle he was asked if he would try to recruit Murray to Philadelphia, "I've been trying my hardest. I've called, texted. I've done everything. I think if we can somehow land DeMarco, he'd be a great pickup. Not only is he a great player, he's a great person."

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The Philadelphia Eagles Sign Running Back Ryan Mathews

March 12th, 2015 at 5:45 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially signed running back Ryan Mathews on Thursday. The deal is for three-years, $11.5 million.

Mathews, 27, was a first round selection by the San Diego Chargers in the 2010 draft. During his five years with the Chargers, Mathews ran the ball 923 times for 4,061 yards and 23 touchdowns. He is also able to catch the ball out of the backfield, catching 146 passes for 1,110 yards. Mathews missed eight games during the 2014 season after suffering a knee and ankle injury.

While Mathews injuries are a bit of concern, he will not be a "work-horse" running back like he was in San Diego. Instead, Mathews will be splitting reps with Darren Sproles, Chris Polk and DeMarco Murray, who is reportedly going to be signed by the Eagles.

Mathews brings a one-cut, "north-south", type of running style to Philadelphia. The Eagles recently traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills and it was widely speculated the move was made because of what he was due to make in the upcoming season. After the trade, it was reported that Chip Kelly began to get frustrated with McCoy for "dancing" too much in the backfield, resulting in several negative runs.

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