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Kelly: Eagles have 'never had an offer' for Evan Mathis

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Had Philadelphia swung a deal with the Titans on Thursday night, more than a few Eagles veterans were expected to be shipped to Tennessee in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick.

That trade never went down, but at least one Eagles starter remains on the block: Evan Mathis.

Coach Chip Kelly said Saturday that the two-time Pro Bowl guard has been available for a trade for two years and "we've never had an offer for him," per NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala.

Mathis is the one pushing to be moved. His name reportedly came up in talks with the Dolphins, but Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald tweeted that the 'Fins were never interested.

Mathis has been a high-quality player, but the Eagles aren't about to furnish him with the pay raise he desires. Set to earn $5.5 million in his age 34 season, it's no suprise the blocker isn't drawing any buzz.

Mathis has stayed away from voluntary workouts this spring, making it clear that he and Kelly aren't on the same page. While injuries might lead a team to pursue the guard, that isn't about to happen if squads believe the Eagles might eventually just release him.

Mathis had no comment when reached by the Philadelphia Inquirer, "I'm about to cook some Qdoba queso to go along with my catered Chipotle for the fight."

Well, unless you consider this comment from Twitter:

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