Eagles Release Evan Mathis
The Philadelphia Eagles and Evan Mathis have parted ways.
After two-year dispute over contract demands Mathis is now able to sign elsewhere with training camps just around the corner.
Mathis tweeted "thanks for the memories, Philly" just moments before the Eagles confirmed the news via the team website.
Mathis has missed all of the voluntary workouts this offseason and would have been fined if he chose to skip the team's mandatory camp next week.
“We’re not going to discuss any players’ contracts. “We never have, never will," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly told media members on Tuesday.
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Mathis, 34, was unhappy with his current salary that slated him to make $5.5 million this season and $6 million next season.
Mathis becomes a free agent and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, can look to broker an open-market deal. The former Pro Bowler could draw interest from several teams with the Miami Dolphins believed to be at the top of the list.
The Eagles went through the NFL Draft without drafting an offensive lineman to sure up any depth issues, the team also parted ways with veteran Todd Herremans.