Player Updates

June 12, 2015 04:22 AM
Reports: Eagles release OG Evan Mathis on Thursday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Eagles decided to part ways with guard Evan Mathis, reports USA Today and NFL.com.

Mathis had not been attending the team's offseason activities while demanding an increase in salary. He was due $5.5 million in base salary during the 2015 season.

Mathis has started 56 games for the Eagles over the last four seasons. He is a two-time Pro Bowl selection. 

June 12, 2015 04:24 AM
Report: Eagles take away offer from Evan Mathis
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Eagles have rescinded an original contract offer to offensive guard Evan Mathis, accoridng to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer

The deal, originally proposed in September in 2014, would have given Mathis an average $1 million per season. It was an incentive-laden deal and one Mathis refused. 

Mathis did not show up to any of the Eagles' OTA practices. It's unknown if he will show up to mandatory minicamp. Mathis could be subjected to an estimated $70,000 fine if he decides to skip it. 

June 1, 2015 02:04 PM
Eagles G Evan Mathis doesn't show up to OTAs
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

For the second consecutive season, Eagles guard Evan Mathis was a no-show to OTAs, according to ESPN.com. 

Mathis has received permission to seek a trade though nothing has materialized. After failing to report to OTAs a year ago, Mathis showed up to the Eagles facility on time. 

Mathis is entering his 11th NFL season and fifth with the Eagles. 

June 1, 2015 02:29 PM
Chip Kelly: No trade offers for Eagles' Evan Mathis
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that the team hasn't received any offers for disgruntled offensive lineman Evan Mathis in the last two years. 

Kelly confirmed that the team gave Mathis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade, per Philly.com

"That's through his agent and him," Kelly said on Saturday. "They've asked if he could renegotiate a contract and see what he could get, and we've obliged him with that, but we've never had an offer." 

Kelly said he didn't know if Mathis would be back with the Eagles next season. "That's a question for Evan," he said.

June 1, 2015 02:34 PM
Report: Eagles discussed trading guard Evan Mathis
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Before Dion Jordan was suspended for the 2015 season, the Eagles reportedly discussed trading guard Evan Mathis in order to obtain Jordan, a source told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mathis has come up in trade rumors and he missed the first day of the team's voluntary workout program last week.

June 1, 2015 02:45 PM
Eagles G Evan Mathis not taking part in team workouts
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

Eagles guard Evan Mathis, the subject of trade rumors, did not show up Monday for the first day of the team's voluntary workout program, per the Philadelphia Inquirer

Mathis' absence is not much of a surprise, as the guard was speculated to do the same last season before arriving for workouts. Mathis is set to make $5.5 million this season and $6 million next year. 

He gave reporter Jeff McLane a unique reason for missing workouts: "I'm in Antarctica looking for frozen dinosaurs to extract their DNA and splice them with my chihuahuasaur," he said.

June 1, 2015 03:19 PM
Chip Kelly wants G Evan Mathis on the team
by Larry Hartstein |

Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed the team allowed Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for guard Evan Mathis, permission to seek a trade but said nothing has developed, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kelly said he hopes Mathis, 33, a two-time Pro Bowler, remains with the Eagles.

"But as I said the other day, everybody on our roster is available if someone wants to call," Kelly said.


June 1, 2015 03:22 PM
Report: Eagles could cut Evan Mathis if unable to trade him
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Eagles would be open to releasing offensive guard Evan Mathis if a trading partner does not emerge, according to a report from CSN Philadelphia

It was previously reported that Mathis was on the trading block when the new league year opened. The report states the Eagles are "actively looking" for a new location for Mathis. 

The Eagles have been busy reshaping the roster this offseason, which included high-profile moves in trading Nick Foles for Sam Bradford and LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso. 

June 1, 2015 03:38 PM
Eagles put G Evan Mathis on the trading block
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Guard Evan Mathis is the latest member of the Eagles that is being considered for a trade.

The Eagles have made a number of moves this offseason, which included trading LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso and Nick Foles for Sam Bradford. Mathis is the next one up to be discussed in such a move. 

According to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins, Rams, Bills and Vikings are all interested in trading for Mathis. The Saints are potential suitors as well. 

Mathis, in his typical sense of humor, took to social media to address the matter. 

"Boring day on Twitter," he wrote

June 1, 2015 04:48 PM
Evan Mathis takes Jahri Evans' spot on Pro Bowl roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Eagles guard Evan Mathis was named to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday as a replacement for Saints guard Jahri Evans, who won't be able to play due to injury. It's the second straight year Mathis has been a Pro Bowler.

June 2, 2015 05:31 AM
Eagles' probables cleared to face Panthers
by Larry Hartstein |

Most of the Eagles who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Panthers. The list includes center Jason Kelce (hernia), guard Evan Mathis (knee), safety Nate Allen (hamstring), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) and wideout Brad Smith (groin).

June 2, 2015 05:34 AM
Eagles mostly healthy heading into Monday night
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Eagles are expected to be without just one player in Monday night's Week 10 matchup with the Panthers.

Quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) has already been ruled out and will miss several weeks while recovering from his injury, but every other player on the team's injury report is probable to play Monday. That list includes wide receivers Brad Smith (groin) and Jeff Maehl (foot), offensive linemen Evan Mathis (knee) and Jason Kelce (hernia), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) and defensive backs Nate Allen (hamstring) and Nolan Carroll (groin).

June 2, 2015 05:38 AM
Eagles activate All-Pro G Evan Mathis
by Larry Hartstein |

The Eagles activated All-Pro left guard Evan Mathis off short-term injured reserve, and he's expected to start Monday night against the Panthers, reports Pro Football Talk. Mathis has not played since hurting his knee in the season opener.

June 2, 2015 05:55 AM
Eagles G Evan Mathis practices for first time since opener
by Larry Hartstein |

Eagles All-Pro guard Evan Mathis practiced Wednesday for the first time since injuring his knee in the season opener, according to the team's website. Because he was placed on short-term IR, Mathis is not eligible to play until Week 10.

June 2, 2015 05:57 AM
Eagles G Evan Mathis cleared to practice this week
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Eagles guard Evan Mathis has been cleared to return to practice on Wednesday, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports. Mathis was placed on short-term injured reserve list with a knee injury. He won't be allowed to play until Week 10 against Carolina.

"I won't jump back into it full speed, Mathis said. "There's no rushing into it. I have three weeks of practice before I have to play."

June 2, 2015 06:45 AM
Eagles place three on IR Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Eagles placed offensive lineman Allen Barbre (ankle) and linebacker Najee Goode (pectoral) on injured reserve Tuesday. Guard Evan Mathis (knee) was also placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.

June 2, 2015 06:46 AM
Evan Mathis goes on short-term IR
by Larry Hartstein |

The Eagles placed guard Evan Mathis on injured reserve/designated to return with an MCL injury, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's a big loss for Philly as Mathis won't be eligible until the Nov. 10 game against Carolina.

June 1, 2015 09:11 PM
Evan Mathis won't hold out
by Larry Hartstein |

Eagles guard Evan Mathis, who's unhappy with his contract, said he won't hold out, reports CSNPhilly.com. Mathis is scheduled to make $5.15 million this year.

He vowed that the contract issue won't become a distraction.

“I’m not going to let anything distract me from my job, which is to play football," he said. "And I can handle anything you guys (reporters) throw at me. So that’s not going to distract me. If you want to keep asking questions, I’m here to answer them. So it doesn’t really bother me, and if people want to keep tweeting to me I’m right there. I’m wide open. I’m easy to get to, so it’s not going to be a distraction."

June 1, 2015 09:47 PM
Eagles want third-rounder for Evan Mathis
by Larry Hartstein |

The Eagles would trade All-Pro guard Evan Mathis for a third-round pick and possibly a fourth-rounder, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Mathis went on the block after asking for a new contract.

June 1, 2015 09:47 PM
Eagles put Evan Mathis on trade block
by Larry Hartstein |

The Eagles have made it known that All-Pro guard Evan Mathis is available in a trade, reports NFL Network. Mathis is scheduled to make $5.15 million this season but is pushing for a new deal, the report said.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/301
Birthdate:
11/1/1981
Age:
38
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL, USA
School:
Alabama
NFL Experience:
13
Awards: