A source close to the situation tells Bowen that the chances of a Mathis trade are “very real,” and added, “I expect something to happen.”
As of now, the Dolphins, Vikings, Bills and Saints have all been mentioned as teams to watch for Mathis.
- Jason La Canfora is hearing that the Vikings, Bills and Saints are also considering a deal for Mathis.
- Jim Thomas now has confirmed that the Rams are not in the running to trade for Mathis.
- La Canfora mentions that the Eagles have given Mathis’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade.
Boring day on Twitter.
— Evan Mathis (@EvanMathis69) March 12, 2015
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.