- Rapoport previously mentioned that the Raiders have always been high on Mathews.
This comes after the news that he has yet to sign his contract with the Eagles, who are close to finalizing an agreement with RB DeMarco Murray.
The Raiders signed Roy Helu to a contract a few days ago and have Latavius Murray on their roster, but there at least a chance that they could reach out Mathews depending on what happens with the Eagles in the coming days.
- According to Schefter, the question is whether he’s willing to sign with Philadelphia if/when the Eagles sign DeMarco Murray.
Previous reports had said that Mathews was prepared to sign a three-year, $12 million deal with the Eagles, but it sounds like things could be on hold until there is a resolution in regards to the Murray situation.
Mathews, 27, played out his four-year, $18.92 million rookie contract with the Chargers, which included $4,231,000 guaranteed.
In 2014, Mathews was limited to appearing in just six games due to injury. He ran for 330 yards on 74 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 69 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.
We have him listed as the No. 44 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.