Report: Ex-Eagles OG Evan Mathis wanted $3M raise

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

We may finally have a better idea why the Philadelphia Eagles released all-pro Evan Mathis, despite the fact that he was planning to show up at the team's mini-camp this past week. Head coach Chip Kelly admitted that Mathis' release was a "money issue", and a source familiar with the contract talks told True Jersey that Mathis was looking for a $3 million raise.

The raise would have paid Mathis $8.5 million for the 2015 season, and it would have made him the highest paid guard in the NFL. Now on the open market, Mathis is likely searching for a similar payday from another team. The Eagles have moved on, and they will start Allen Barbre in his place at left guard for a whole lot cheaper.

(h/t True Jersey)

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