According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, there is “definitely concern” among the Dolphins’ players regarding their current situation at guard.
Jackson mentions that no one has seized a position during offseason workouts. Although, rookie G Jamil Douglas has had some good moments.
There has been speculation for months now that the Dolphins are likely to be the best landing spot for veteran G Evan Mathis, who was released by the Eagles a few weeks ago.
However, there has been little to no reported interest regarding teams with interest in Mathis since he became available.
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports mentioned during an appearance on the Joe Rose Show Thursday that Mathis may need to accept a performance-based deal in the end.
“I don’t want to say Drew Rosenhaus overplayed his hand because I don’t necessarily think he did,” Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez said on the Joe Rose Show. “What may have to happen here though is if he’s willing to agree to a contract where Evan gets paid on performance-based incentives and Evan can make money back that will get him above that $5.5 million threshold that he wanted with the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Mathis, 33, is by far the best available free agent offensive lineman and should have a decent market for his services.
For what it’s worth, the Bills, Seahawks, Chiefs, Rams and Patriots have also come up as potential options for Mathis.
Last year, Mathis appeared in nine games for the Eagles after he dealt with an MCL injury. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 guard out of 78 qualifying players.