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Eagles make Evan Mathis available for trades

  • By Lance Cartelli NFL.com
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DeSean Jackson has some company on the Philadelphia Eagles' trade block.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Eagles have made it known that Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis is available via trade, per a source informed of the situation. Rapoport adds that Mathis has been placed on the trade block due to his high salary of $5.15 million due in 2014, and the 32-year-old is seeking a new deal after a stellar campaign last season.

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At the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., coach Chip Kelly said he hasn't talked to Mathis yet, per the The Philadelphia Inquirer. Rapoport reported that Kelly says he's not worried about Mathis, calling the All-Pro a "lunch-pail guy."

With Mathis joining Jackson, another Pro Bowl player, on Philadelphia's trade block, it seems to be a transition period for the Eagles' offense.

So far this offseason the NFC East champions lost Week 1 starter Michael Vick to the New York Jets in free agency, acquired the speedy Darren Sproles for a fifth-round draft pick and have their sights set on former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Eagles did manage to hold onto receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper.

Drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Mathis has started all 16 games the past two seasons for the Eagles.

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