Bills HC Rex Ryan confirmed that they plan to take a look at free agent G Evan Mathis in the coming weeks. However, Ryan added that they’re still “pretty happy” with their current group of guards.
“I think he’s a good football player; there’s no doubt,” Ryan said Saturday, via Mike Rodak of ESPN. “We’ll do our due diligence, so to speak, but I’m pretty happy with our guards.”
Mathis is by far the best available free agent offensive lineman and should have a decent market for his services.
Since he became available, the Dolphins, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Patriots have all come up as potential options aside from the Bills, who were also mentioned.
Mathis, 33, was cut loose by the Eagles a few days ago in a move that cleared $4.5 million in available cap space for Philadelphia.
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.