Eagles Expected To Release RB Ryan Mathews Once Healthy


ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentions that the addition of veteran LB LeGarrette Blount on Wednesday “probably winds up sealing the deal” on RB Ryan Mathews‘ departure once he’s healthy.

Michael Lombardi points out that the Eagles are still on the hook for Mathews’ injury protection, which is $1.15 million.

Mathews, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2009. After five years in San Diego, Mathews signed on with the Eagles and later received a three-year, $11 million contract extension with $5 million guaranteed.

The Eagles owe Mathews a base salary of $4 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Mathews would free up $4 million in available cap space while creating $1 million in dead money.

In 2016, Mathews appeared in 13 games and rushed for 661 yards on 155 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 13 receptions for 115 yards receiving and nine total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 44 running back out of 52 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Mathews as the news is available.

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