Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Eagles veteran G Evan Mathis claims that the Eagles previously offered him a salary increase of around $1 million per year from 2014 through 2016.
However, Mathis chose to not accept the offer last year, but has reportedly changed his mind about the idea.
According to Florio, the Eagles have informed Mathis that the offer is no longer on the table now that Howie Roseman is no longer the team’s general manager.
Last week, rumors surfaced that the Dolphins could be interested in trading for Mathis. However, agent Drew Rosenhaus said the possibility of his client ending up in Miami was not a “strong possibility.”
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 Mathis 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.