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Potential Options For Veteran G Evan Mathis

Update:

Here are some more notes regarding potential landing spots for veteran G Evan Mathis.

  • Ben Goessling of ESPN writes that the Vikings are another team to watch for Mathis, seeing as their coaching staff has ties to the former Eagle and they have cap space to work with.
  • According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, the Bills are open to finding out if Mathis would be interested in playing for them. The Bills would also like to gauge his asking price.

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Jason La Canfora expects there to be “ample interest” in recently released G Evan Mathis over the next few weeks.

  • As far as teams that could have interest in the Pro Bowl guard, La Canfora suggests the Dolphins, Patriots, and Seahawks as teams that make sense Mathis.
  • The Around the League staff adds the Giants, Broncos and Raiders to the list of teams that could have interest in Mathis.

The Dolphins have consistently been mentioned as a potential suitor for Mathis since reports first surfaced that the Eagles were fielding trade offers for Mathis.

For what it’s worth, Adam Caplan mentions that Mathis will likely want to play for an contender, given that he still has a few good years left.

According to Eagles HC Chip Kelly, Mathis had been available for trade for the past two years, but during this time they never received an offer for him.

Mathis, 33, had another two years remaining on his five-year, $25 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed.

He would have made $5.5 million in 2015 and another $6 million in 2016. However, it’s unlikely that he’ll secure a comparable deal on the open market at this point in the NFL offseason.

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 where Mathis could be playing in 2015 as the news is available.