- Jim Corbett of USA Today reported earlier in the day that the Mathis’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was in Arizona at the owners meetings looking to find a team fit for his client, who’s on the trading block right now.
Mosher’s source said that the Eagles are “actively looking” to trade Mathis at the owners meetings. However, if they can’t find someone willing to offer compensation for him, Mathis is hoping that the team will grant him his release sooner rather than later.
According to Mosher’s source, the decision to trade Mathis is completely HC Chip Kelly’s, as he’s looking to get rid of high-priced veterans and continue to build a younger nucleus.
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.
It’s worth mentioning that releasing Mathis outright would create the same amount of cap space and dead money as trading him.
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
We’ll have more regarding a potential Mathis’ trade as the news is available.