“I’ve been given permission by the Eagles to shop Evans,” Rosenhaus said, via CBS Miami. “We thought we had a trade with another team leading up to the Draft. It was not the Dolphins.
“It kind of fell through based on what the team did in the draft but right now it doesn’t appear the Dolphins are a strong possibility. We’ve never really gotten close on a trade with the Dolphins.”
Eagles HC Chip Kelly told reporters weeks ago that Mathis has been available for trade for two years now. However, they’ve yet to receive any offers for him.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions had “some interest” in Mathis before they took Laken Tomlinson in round one.
The fact that Mathis has been available for trade for so long makes it seem like either the Eagles would have to drop their asking price or some team would have to sustain an injury to one of their guards for things to change.
Mathis, 33, still has another two years remaining on his five-year, $25 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed. He stands to make another $5.5 million in 2015 and another $6 million in 2016.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Maths would free up $4.5 million in available cap space while creating $2 million in dead money.
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.