Thursday, June 11, 2015

Eagles release Pro Bowl OG Evan Mathis

PHILADELPHIA - You either buy in or you don't.

That's the message Chip Kelly continued to send Thursday as he officially parted ways with veteran Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis.

Reports that leaked Howie Roseman's contract offer to Evan Mathis last Sept. and the fact that Kelly, , who is now in charge of personnel,  pulled it off the table were apparently the last straw as the Eagles' moved on from yet another "star" player.

Mathis is just the latest to join a list that includes DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin.

Neither side looks like a winner in this long-looming divorce as Philadelphia released a two-time Pro Bowl player who has arguably been the best guard in football during his stint in town, while Mathis, at age 33, will likely get nowhere near what he was scheduled to make with the Eagles this season ($5.5 million) in his next stop.

Philadelphia will now move forward with veteran Allen Barbre at left guard.

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