Report: Eagles pull contract offer to LG Evan Mathis
The relationship between the Philadelphia Eagles and Evan Mathis seems to only be getting worse. Mathis has been holding out of the Eagles' OTA practices in hopes of receiving a new contract that pays him like one of the best players at his position. The Eagles have yet to offer him a contract that meets his demands. Although reports claim that the Eagles offered Mathis some kind of raise, they now seem content to allow Mathis to play out the final two years of his contract for the numbers the two sides originally agreed on in 2012.
According to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Florio that "Mathis contends that the Eagles previously offered to increase the salary paid to Mathis by roughly $1 million per year, from 2014 through 2016,” Florio wrote. “Mathis opted not to accept it in 2014, but he was interested in accepting it in 2015. But the Eagles, per the source, told Mathis that the offer was no longer available because Howie Roseman, who had made the offer, was no longer the General Manager.”
If the above report is true, Mathis' gripe could last all the way through training camp. Mathis has put his foot in the ground, and apparently, so have the Eagles.
(h/t Pro Football Talk)
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