NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles have made All-Pro guard Evan Mathis available via trade. Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports Mathis may want a raise and that is the reason the Eagles have made him available at the right price.
Mathis, who turns 33 in November, is set to make $5 million this season as he signed a five-year, $25 million deal prior to the 2012 season. The Eagles guard was considered a Pro Bowl snub in 2012 and was not selected the first time around in 2013 but got in after injuries caused some players to back out. He was a first-team All Pro guard who had his best year to date in 2013.
It's easy to see why Mathis would want more money but the Eagles made a long-term investment on a guy who had bounced around the league before landing in Philadelphia back in 2012. It is easy to see why the Eagles would scoff at the idea of giving more money to a guy who will turn 33 in the middle of the season and could hold serious value on the trade market.
However, I really like the Eagles offensive line and thoroughly enjoy Mathis on Twitter so I do hope he sticks around.
Mathis just completed his third season in Philadelphia after signing with the Eagles as an unrestricted free agent in 2011.
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