Evan Mathis, Eagles Trade Barbs Over Trade Rumors
Could another divorce be in the works?
Since Chip Kelly took over this football team, he has not been afraid to make bold moves if it meant improving the "culture" of his football team.
One player that has found himself in multiple trade discussions this off season has been two-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Evan Mathis.
Mathis has been unhappy with his contract the past two seasons and has been absent from the teams voluntary work outs the past two weeks.
Chip Kelly took it to the media to be candid about the situation telling reporters that Mathis "has been available for trade for two years and there have been no offers."
Past reports could contradict this statement from Kelly, the Lions did show interest at some point, according to Ian Rapoport.
Still Mathis took to Twitter, as he usually does, to respond to this latest development:
It's safe to say, according to that response, Mathis remains unhappy. He also tweeted out a picture of his "first time as an Eagle" and jokingly told followers that "his new team just called."
Jeff McLane was able to get (some sort) of comment from the 33-year old shortly after that tweet:
Burritos and nachos aside, Mathis and agent Drew Rosenhaus has had permission to seek such a trade, but it does not look like any team is willing to comply with his contract demands.
Mathis remains on the Eagles until further notice and will be counted on as the Eagles chose not to draft an offensive lineman for the second consecutive draft.
With Todd Herremans already released this offseason, the offensive line will already be featuring a new starter.
Time will tell if we'll be seeing a second new face on that offensive line.