Mathis Headed To Pro Bowl

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles

Earlier this month, Evan Mathis earned All-Pro honors.

Now, he’s headed to the Pro Bowl as well.


Mathis was originally named an alternate, but because three of the guards who made the squad at first - San Francisco Mike Iupati, Denver's Louis Vasquez and New England's Logan Mankins - are on teams that are still in the playoffs, he's headed to Hawaii.

Mathis' reaction?

The 32-year-old has started 47 of the last 48 games since signing with the Eagles prior to the 2011 season. The truth is his 2013 season was really no better than the previous two when Mathis didn't earn any postseason honors.

"Honestly, if I’m comparing myself to myself, the past three seasons have been pretty consistent," Mathis said last week. "But there’s some things that I’m doing better and better and are becoming easier and easier. Some techniques as well as plays that I hadn’t run before that I was able to run in this offense and some new techniques that Coach [Jeff] Stoutland was able to teach me. So as far as the tools that I have to use, my toolbox has grown."

Nick Foles will also be going to Hawaii, making the team as an alternate. LeSean McCoy was an original selection. And while Jason Peters was named to the roster, he has since opted out and will not participate.

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  • Zachary Kahn

    Well deserved.

  • Will

    Cool no one deserves the recognition more than Evan Mathis…Enjoy Hawaii Dude!

  • Tag

    Rumors – Cleveland interested in Michael Vick….Chargers interested in DE Brandon Graham….Eagles interested in Jarius Byrd

    • Will

      Vick for T.J. Ward sounds good to me…Brandon Graham for Eric Weddle or Jahleel Addae works for me….

      • Tag

        Eagles will most likely release Vick. I doubt any team would trade for Vick. Cleveland is interested in Johnny football and Michael Vick

        • cliff henny

          keep going…that duo will need at least a 3rd maybe a 4th stringer

          • NickS1

            I was thinking the same. Odds of both being hurt by week 10 are pretty high.

          • cliff henny

            mid season i was big manziel supporter, but him running around like a chicken with his head cut off in bowl game really turned me off. like sttafford throwing off back foot sidearm, great when it works, but when pressure is on, reverting back to bad habits gets you eaten alive in nfl. why Det has such a bad record in close games. and Vick, it’s a given he’ll be out by game 6. plus, doesnt help cleveland just went thru 3 or 4 qbs this last season. jeeeze, if there’s a place vick shouldnt go, its cleveland.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Vicks not going anywhere for anything, free agent

          • Will

            true…might end up here as a back up QB in the end…I prefer him over anybody else on the roster not named Foles…

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya I was just addressing that someone
            Said trade him or release him… Whether he stays in philly or not another story

        • Will

          Yup Vick’s contract is up…just wishful thinking…

    • Will

      Eagles interested in Byrd…where did that come from?

      • Tag

        News from east west shrine game…can’t say the source

        • Will

          Totally Totally Kwel….man that would be half the puzzle solved for the back end of are Defense…….thanks Tag….keep us posted…Howie’s White Whale would be Harpooned…and land Donte Whitner to go with him as well a solid mid-level player…Wonder what Brandon Graham to the Chargers would net us…

        • theycallmerob

          are you at said game? or just Mysterious Anonymous Internet Source in the Comment Section (MAISCS)?

          • Tag

            Couple of my buddies are nfl scouts….yet again these are rumors.

          • Will

            I think Howie’s had enough White Whale talk….Byrd is an Oregon alum… Chip might like him as well…

          • theycallmerob

            I appreciate the honesty, or well….whatever, internet honesty. Figure Joe Banner’s got an account, he’s on here trolling Howie sometimes

          • Will

            Cool made my night…Howie does something to address back end of Defense this year that works…

          • Will

            Still good to hear the Eagles are considering working something out with Jairus…

          • G_WallyHunter

            I like your rumours

          • G_WallyHunter

            Also known as.. troll?

          • Will

            Till March 11th makes life interesting….

          • G_WallyHunter

            Vick being an eagle until march 11th?
            What team in the right mind would trade for a player that hits free agency on march 11th

          • Tag

            Look at your profile pic…you calling me a troll? Imbecile

          • G_WallyHunter

            What about my profile pic? Is there a problem that I support Chip now while also crediting the past? Does that go against my credit in identifying hype trollers?

            Was more just calling your rumours trolling rather than calling you a troll, came out wrong, was kidding, this blog has a lot of that… thankyou for your rumours, if any come true I will give you some credit..

    • cliff henny

      what’s SD willing to give for BG? fantasy GM’s here on 24/7 have suggested anwhere from 2nd to a bag of deflated balls.
      .
      good thing about howie and lurie, they put a player in the crosshairs, they usually bag that sonofabitch

      • theycallmerob

        leaning towards balls. wait, let me try that again. I’d say realistically, no better than a 4th

        • cliff henny

          bag of footballs were in trade with cleveland…Banner’s to cheap to provide air.
          .
          shoot, 4th?!…i’d say yes and hang as soon as i heard the ‘f’ sound, and have to wait for final trade papers to find out if it’s a 4th or 5th.

          • theycallmerob

            best case scenario. or a 5th and ’15 pick, based on PT or stats (anywhere from 4th to 6th)
            .
            and with that fantasy gm moment, i’m going to stop drinking and go to bed

          • Will

            Wasn’t Brandon Graham the 13th overall pick in the first Rd. of his Draft class? I think we even went up to get him…wow just a 4th rounder in return….I go for the Chargers rookie Safety Jahleel Addae for Brandon Graham….

          • anon

            sad huh

          • Will

            Another Washburn decision that continues to kick us in the can…Another reach for the Andy Reid team….

          • bentheimmigrant

            Wasn’t really a reach at the time – he went about where everyone expected him to.

          • cliff henny

            that much? 6th and i’d close the books on BG. either june 1st’g him, or bury him on bench behind cole and early pick. but hey, like your scenario better

    • anon

      Browns take Vick for 8 mill a year and still have 5 picks in the first 3 rounds? I hope they never find a coach.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Shut the front door (about byrd)

      • Will

        yeah his price tag tells us not to get are hopes up…but Howie has done deals with Buffalo in the past…

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya would be real interesting, thing is no deal has to be done as of right now. He’s a free agent march 11th unless they slap him with a very expensive tag or work out their deal with him prior to.

          Be nice if they let Byrd test the market and he comes here, best case, and Howie signs him to a nice team friendly deal…. Hopeful yes… I’m all about optimism..

          • Will

            Could Buffalo match his offer from us…or is up to Jairus where he wants to play?

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya if buff has the cap space ya, and especially with howies conservative approach, his limit is probably set lower than what buffalos would be to keep him. Not sure what buffs cap situation is but eagles have over 20mil, eags could no doubt match buffalo but Howie won’t do it.

            To answer your second question, yes Byrd can play wherever he wants.

          • Will

            read Byrd turn down a high $ 5 year deal already from the bills..So if they do not franchise him he is free to sign where ever for what ever then?

          • G_WallyHunter

            Hmm interesting, ya maybe he wants out, wants to play for a potential contender. Who better than your old (kind of) coach

          • Will

            Yeah if he wants here maybe take a pay cut to be some where he’d be happy to come to work…GOD knows our secondary needs his services…especially if they went further and grabbed one of the mid-level guys like Whitner,Clemons or Pollard to go with Byrd and draft another late Rd guy to groom with Wolff…

          • anon

            better look at the 4 or 5th best guys although I think chip has final say on personnel so hopefully CK likes birds as most eagles fans do.

          • GW.Fisher

            Pollard from Tenn.

          • Will

            yup Pollard,Clemons, Whitner…there are few mid range guys out there….

  • theycallmerob

    More news for those still awake:

    NYG hires Bob McAdoo as Offensive Coordinator

    http://football.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/32352/20140114/giants_hire_ben_mcadoo_as_offensive_coordinator/