Evan Mathis On the Trade Block

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Last offseason, when Evan Mathis was looking to restructure his contract, the Eagles gave him permission to seek a trade.

A year later, it looks like the Birds’ starting left guard could be on his way out soon.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Eagles are working to trade Mathis. And Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says a handful of teams are interested in acquiring his services.

Mathis, 33, is signed for two more seasons. He carries a cap hit of $6.5 million in 2015 and $7 million in 2016. The Eagles need to get younger on the offensive line, but Mathis continued to play at a high level last season. He missed seven games with a knee injury, but returned and was probably the team’s most consistent offensive lineman.

Making matters more complicated is the fact that the Eagles let Todd Herremans go earlier this offseason. If they deal Mathis, they’ll be looking for two new starting guards. And there aren’t really many good options on the current roster.

Allen Barbre could get a shot to fill in, but he’s an unknown. Matt Tobin didn’t play well when he got a chance last year. And Andrew Gardner is not the answer.

If Mathis ends up getting traded, the Eagles will be guaranteed to have five new starters on offense from a year ago.

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  • EaglesFanInPhx

    Say it ain’t so.. We need an OL and the OG draft class isn’t super great.

    • MagLikesDraft

      At least 2 good Ducks in the draft. ;~)

      • Fufina

        Watch this town burn if the go Fisher in the 1st and Grasu in the 2nd round.

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Projected in the second round. Maybe we should try to move up in the first to take him. Because value.

        • MagLikesDraft

          Wouldn’t it be great? Unfortunately there are reportedly 387 Front Office people and scouts at today’s Pro Day. Hm, Oregon is only about a 4-hour drive from my place. Maybe I should have popped down I-5 to check out the players’ measurables.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Yeah, we know what you mean by “the players’ measurables”. What would the children think?

          • MagLikesDraft

            Their children or mine? Their’s are too young and mine are not much interested in the NFL.

        • guest

          Fisher is a perfect fit. I’d love him in the 2nd. He wont be the top OL prospect when they’re up at 20, unless there’s a serious run early.

        • he won’t last until the #54th, and you know how CK feels about the draft. dont be surprised if he’s your guy at 20.

    • Ray888

      But decent at C & OT’s who could .move inside

    • guest

      There are tons of good guards – Brandon Scherff, AJ Cann, Laken Tomlinson, Tre Jackson, Arie Kouandjio, Ali Marpet, Josue Matias, Max Garcia

      If Jake Fisher (quack) is available in the 2nd, he’d be perfect. He could start right away at guard and then kick out to tackle when Peters is done

  • Evan

    Just as I predicted. Cooper is getting converted to OG.

    • EaglesFan1

      That would be a stupid move. You dont just change the best blocking WR position like that

    • ben

      Convert Missy mike to a nice guy

  • Chuck Dougherty

    Saints are interested and they are shopping Stills and Lewis…

    • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

      I want Stills here! Saints are shopping him too
      Lewis would be nice and so would Vaccaro

    • Tom

      NO is really shopping Stills?
      That makes no sense for them. They are in cap purgatory and he is still on his rookie deal.

      • Jonathan Lewis

        I want the safety from Arizona

      • Chuck Dougherty

        yep…that’s the report

  • Billy

    Wouldn’t be shocked at all if Philly gets Stills in Mathis trade. Stills, deep threat we don’t have and played at OU.

  • @ayoflee

    Celeb being converted

    • MagLikesDraft

      What is a ‘celeb’?

      • Koy Detmer

        Brent Celeb our tight end since 2007…..

        • Leegles

          you mean Kent Belek?

          • Corey Dawson

            No, Bent Crelek.

          • MagLikesDraft

            Not Celery?

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Short for celebrity. They’re very fickle and convert easily.

        • Harpy Eagle

          Scientology then?
          Or would it become Sport Scientology?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Nice!

          • MagLikesDraft

            A quick question. Do you really want to be associated with the Harpies?

  • whattheDEUCE22

    Would only be okay with trading an All Pro player if it meant getting a high draft pick (3rd round) or a pair of low draft picks (4th and 5th). Is that a realistic return or am I overvaluing my boy, Mathis?

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Mathis for Stills AND Vaccaro.

  • Max Lightfoot

    Chip so cray-cray.

  • Guest

    Chip so cray cray

  • Neanderthal

    Mathis Mathis Mathis.. Just checking

  • Neanderthal

    Ever since he became a bad word on here he doesn’t fit culture

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    Chip is taking a 3 year rebuilding plan and condensing it into 2 weeks.

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      Tempo, baby, tempo

    • Sam

      Wow, that’s what I was thinking!

  • Koy Detmer

    I have accomplished nothing at work this week… Luckily Ty is my secretary who i’m making do all of the work.. When will chip slow down with the madness sheesh

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      Me too. I have done nothing but surf for info.

  • Quip Kelly

    At this point, I’m waiting on Chip to trade himself. Maybe we’ll get a 7th round pick back.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Traded to Oregon for Mark Helfrich?

      • Quip Kelly

        How are his ACLs?

        • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

          He had them removed. No dice.

          • Quip Kelly

            I heard this Urban Meyer guy runs a similar offense… Ohio St. and Oregon both start with O… Let’s give them a call.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            No

          • MagLikesDraft
    • djr12

      Never gonna happen — Chip never wins trades like that.

  • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

    Mathis is worth 2 picks. One for him and a conditional 7th for his twitter feed.

  • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

    M@this is worth 2 picks. One for him and a conditional 7th for his twitter feed.

    • MagLikesDraft

      Don’t forget he is also a volunteer fireman.

      • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

        That warrants loss of the conditional pick due to the “Danny Watkins Effect”

  • Nick C

    Chip, if you want to shed salary– cut Demeco and/or Celek…

    • Jonathan Lewis

      idk what drugs your on

      • Nick C

        Are you serious? DeMeco was a liability in coverage before his SECOND achilles injury (toward the later part of the season–an injury that takes over a year to fully recover from) M@this is an aging still all-pro Guard that we may get a 3rd or 4th round pick for… Oh and btw we have two, young Pro-Bowl caliber ILBs now. So you were saying…

      • Corey Dawson

        The one that allows him to see that we have extra ILBs, but are already down a starting guard.

        • Nick C

          Couldn’t be.

      • Nick C

        Are you serious? ‘Meco was a liability in coverage before his SECOND achilles injury (toward the later part of the season–an injury that takes over a year to fully recover from) Mathis is an aging still all-pro Guard that we may get a 3rd or 4th round pick for… Oh and btw we have two, young Pro-Bowl caliber ILBs now. So you were saying….

      • Nick C

        Are you serious? DeMeco was a liability in coverage before his SECOND achilles injury (toward the later part of the season–an injury that takes over a year to fully recover from) M@this is an aging still all-pro Guard that we may get a 3rd or 4th round pick for… Oh and btw we have two, young Pro-Bowl caliber ILBs now. So you were saying…

    • MagLikesDraft

      The leader on the deense AND the most important tight end?

  • Jonathan Lewis

    Why?

  • Jonathan Lewis

    Injuries? Injuries? We talking about injuries?

  • The Doctor

    Do it. Bring us home a young stud safety…preferably with un-ruptured ACLs.

    • peteike

      can you imagine, fans would lose their minds even more

  • Cam in Eugene

    Hey Folk, been observing comments and topics from afar…this certainly has been one of the more crazy FA that I can remember. I’m gonna hold off on judgement until the smoke clears. Wanted to drop this little tidbit to see where it might go though. While all this crazy stuff is happening I just heard through the grape vine that a certain coach is in town for U of O’s pro day.

    hint: first name is a snack and last name is a shade of green that eagles players used to sport.

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      He’s actually in Philly wooing the new star RB. Canceled his flight last night to Eugene and sent the plane to pick up Murray

    • MagLikesDraft

      Chip’s pretty good, but isn’t he in Philly to observe the signing of DeMarco Murray? Could he be on both coasts at the same time?

    • Cam in Eugene

      huh my guy in the Casanova must be wrong…

      • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

        It’s ok. I know about that smoke you’re waiting to clear in Eugene. We’d all be seeing Chip walking around :)

    • Corey Dawson

      Murray had deal in place ebfore he ever got to the facilite, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Chip sent the jet for him, but just got a plane somewhere else to go to U of O.

    • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

      ESPN reported that Chip skipped Oregon’s Pro Day and stayed in Philly for Murray signing.

      • Cam in Eugene

        ahh yes the world wide leader in sports well thats the gospel there.
        I don’t care either way just thought it was an interesting tidbit my buddy passed along he’s pretty reliable on this stuff.

        • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

          Certainly has never been my gospel, but I wasn’t sure how much of a gospel your “grapevine” was……

          • Cam in Eugene

            Fair, more than likely homeboy is wrong. However it wouldn’t surprise me if he did show up, dude is squirrelly.

          • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

            No doubt, I was surprised when it was reported he WASN’T there….Is the Concord still in service? He can still get there!

          • Cam in Eugene

            does Lurie have an sr-71 blackbird he could be there and back already

          • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

            He’s got to have one of those in his garage somewhere…..Maybe Chip can just fax himself out there!

          • MagLikesDraft

            What about a hologram? There must be plenty of film around Eugene which could be projected.

  • The Doctor

    Patriots are apparently in the running. McCourty, anyone?

  • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

    Anybody have the feeling that Jeffrey Laurie has been popping a lot of Rolaids and Xanax the last 2 days?

  • Nick C

    Why is there a hold on my comments?

    • JosephR2225

      Evan M@this is He-who-must-not-be-named

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        I’m sticking with the gang ties theory.

        • Nick C

          Jersey was from 2013 season. We both got Shady jerseys this year… that worked out very well

          • JosephR2225

            We’re taking up a collection to buy you one of these.

            http://www.nflshop.com/Riley_Cooper_Philadelphia_Eagles_Jerseys

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Buy a Casey Matthews jersey.

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            He’s as good as gone (not coming back, I guess is more appropriate), Kiko getting #50

          • I heard they’re giving caseymatthews the infinity symbol as his #, because he’ll be here forever.

          • OldDocMcQuackadillyBlip

            I bought a MathIsHard jersey :(

          • Corey Dawson

            Was talking about this to a friend, gotta stick with the guys who went to Oregon or have lots of guarantees for a few years. I think I’m going Kelce & Alonso this year.

          • Corey Dawson

            Kelce is done being guaranteed after this year. Crap.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Because of the #10 in your avatar.
      #gangties

      No seriously though, do they have the last name of the guy this article is about in them? Long story, just use an @ for the a or something like that.

      • Nick C

        Worked. Strange

    • Willie Beamen

      You can’t write out M4this without them holding your comments. They had a problem with a writer who was getting trolled. His last name was M@this as well.

    • MagLikesDraft

      Sometimes Disqus just burps.

  • CHRIS – CB with dreads

    Sheil trolling us hard, putting out an article about M@this knowing we can’t write his name.

    • he has to get it in while he can

      • CHRIS – CB with dreads

        was wondering why the comment count was low, realized every comment just getting the ban hammer

    • Corey Dawson

      What I miss, why can’t we say M@this? I’m not here as much as everyone else.

      • Corey Dawson

        Nevermind, found below.

  • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

    poor howie, Chips making him earn that 1.7m. can you imagine the rapid fire scenarios kelly is tossing at him. as quickly as Howie gets done with one deal, Chips trading another guy

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      muffled sobbing heard from behind Howie’s closed door,
      “my rollover. my precious rollover.”

      • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

        Howie’s probably said ‘hang the F on,Chip!’ 500 times this past week

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Nah. I think Howie’s learned better than to speak up.

  • Eagles4Life

    Oh, brother. They’re saying we’re in talks with the Dolphins about M@this. Smh.

    • Phil

      Dion and a 4th/5th

      • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

        that wouldn’t surprise me at this point…..in fact, I wouldn’t even be surprise if we traded him for LaMar Miller.

      • aub32

        You mean we are giving them Mathis and a 4th/5th right?

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          4th AND 5th.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            And Barwin.

        • Phil

          No if its for Dion I want a pick too. Guy is already on strike 2 with the league.

    • MagLikesDraft

      At least they should get something for him.

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      Chips Miami Target list :Dion, LaMichael, Jordan Tripp, Jordan Kovacs.

      • Eagles4Life

        maybe. no. and why do we need more LBs???

        • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

          Kovacs is a safety from Ohio st, Tripp is a kid they were looking at last yr in the draft

        • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

          not saying I want em. I’d be pretty pissed if all we got was Dion, but I’d expect it

  • myeaglesHaveAplan

    Hey, let’s pay a broken Qb $13mi.
    Then get upset when the #1 guard in the game makes $6mil.

    You cannot move forward by creating holes.
    Swapping players is one thing, holes are completely different.

    We have HOLES at RG, LG soon enough, S , CB-2, & WR.

    • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

      Mathis has wanted out since last year… We shopped him then too

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      sure EM will be traded to fill one and clear cap.

    • Eagles4Life

      I have to agree. We took a step forward (imo) with Murray and Kiko. Now we take away a guard who is plenty adept at blocking for the newly acquired RB. WHY?

      • John E. Zang

        Get something now or cut him later. And it’s no guarantee he’s not injured and/or lost a step by this year. He’s good yes but it’s not the craziest thing in the world to find a good enough replacement at that position. We’re not talking about left tackle here.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      Not that I think it’s perfect, but my guess is Chip sees CB as set. Invested in 2 new (starting caliber) players w/boykin, carroll, watkins.

      S – need 1
      WR – need 1
      RG – probably draft or old vet stand-in

      • myeaglesHaveAplan

        Then what about the LG and backup LT / RT?

        • CHRIS – CB with dreads

          Riley Cooper, and Riley Cooper

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      I guess CB2 is ok.

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      CB-2 is good. Coronation of ………..The Boy King!

      He’ll outplay Maxwell, then demand his contract and walk

  • Eagles “Bizzaro” Mock Draft. What if the stars align and the
    2015 draft unfolds in a way eerily familiar to the 2014 version? Results below.

    1 (26) OLB Alvin “Bud” Dupree. Projected trade with
    Baltimore. Eagles receive a 2016 3rd and 6th round pick. Eagles, once again, trade down to 26. Eagles, once again, pick OLB. Only this time, it’s a guy projected to go in the top six rounds. “We were just so surprised to see him there” says Chip. “We strongly considered taking him at #20.” So did we Chip.

    2 (45) OT Jake Fisher. In a move that surprises nobody,
    Eagles trade up in the 2nd round to take a future cornerstone at a
    vital position. In a nod to last year’s 2nd round pick, savvy birds
    fans start referring to Fisher as “The Archbishop.”

    3 (84) OG Ali Marpet. After trading up in the 2nd
    to take an O-lineman, Eagles repeat 2014 draft strategy and go back-to-back at
    the same position to begin the 2nd day. Fans of the combine rejoice!
    AUB32 dies a little inside.

    4 CB Ronald Darby. Another 4th round. Another 5’11”
    CB from the state of Florida. Top notch physicality means the internet will
    spread rumors about a move to Safety. But that will never happen. Ever.

    4 Pick used in Bradford Trade. Chip feigns ignorance and
    attempts to draft another Oregon player anyway. Howie informs him that said
    player will be available in the 6th. Nobody hears Howie. Howie’s
    office is out of earshot.

    5 RB Cameron Artis-Payne. Eagles attempt to trade this pick
    to the Saints for another running back, they aren’t biting. Eagles draft
    RB.

    5th WR Chris Conley (Nick approved)

    6 SS Jordan Richards. Another year, another late round flyer
    on a Safety. One of these days we’ll strike gold on a 3rd day
    Safety, just have to keep drafting them. And look – he’s from Stanford too! So
    there’s a built in excuse for why he doesn’t play well year one.

    7 ILB Bryce Hager. Head scratcher. Just like at NT last
    year, this position seems filled with young stars in the making. But just like
    with Beau Allen last year, Eagles take a value pick with (kiss of death at ILB)
    NFL bloodlines.

    • Eagles4Life

      Don’t think Marpet and Darby won’t be there. The talk is they’re going up draft boards quickly.

      • agreed. But Marpet was a 6th-UFA before the combine. How high can a Hobart guy go? I’m thinking we take him in the 3rd so we can draw comparisons to our last 3rd round small school gem.

        Granted Brian Westbrook and Ali Marpat have different body types.

        • Safety1st

          Fisher and Marpet are the sexiest unsexy picks of the draft. I’m all hot and bothered.

          • Just imagine IZR – Marpet pulls from RG, and its Ali and Peters road grading safeties and CBs 15 yards downfield for Murray.

            It moved a little bit, didn’t it? its OK if it did.

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Best ever. Love it. Thank you.

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      ”the internet will spread rumors about a move to Safety. But that will never happen. Ever”……funny

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      Absolutely classic

    • Jask singh

      Hahahahahahahaha

    • Spooonius

      This is awesome!

    • Rahkem

      haha nice , i would hate bud dupree though i dont like him at all , i see bust bust bust ,, Aaron Curry all over again

    • Kleptolia

      You deserve every upvote you get for this post.

      • Explorer51

        Hey, you’re red now.

    • Eagles1018-Culture Sculpture

      Scary how right you seem already

    • Nicky Puffy CoatS

      Surname unnecessary. Otherwise I approve.

    • myeaglesHaveAplan

      The only thing I’ll say is,,

      Who the in the hell ever heard of Dupree before the combine??
      if he is 6’4 270 and runs 4.5 and benches a car,,, you should have heard his name based off his play on the field.

      no thanks

      • I was pretty convinced he’d be the pick last week. Now, I doubt he’s there at #20. I’ve seen him crack the top ten. That’s movement.

        For fun. Would you be on board if I flip/floped OLB/OT? Say Cummings at #20 and OLB Eli Harold at #54?

        • myeaglesHaveAplan

          Na, this guy has 4th round skills, all world athleticism. We already have an OLB that’s great at working out.
          Fisher in rd-1 would be a reach even with the Kelly slant to it. rd-1 should still be WR / T / S / CB in no particular order, all those positions are in need of talent.

        • dnabrice

          Classic.

    • Nicky Puffy CoatS

      Obliged.

      Your wine glass approves of this message.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Great, now I want wine.
        And beer.
        And ice cream.

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      nice draft. went from oldest line to youngest. guess EM’s bringing eags back a WR?

      • That. Or Crabtree. Or Chip thinks that Huff, Matthews, Ertz, and Sproles are enough targets.

    • Jeff

      “Howie informs him that said player will be available in the 6th. Nobody hears Howie. Howie’s office is out of earshot.”

      – beautifully written

      • Max Lightfoot

        “Muffled thumping, screaming from Eagles basement office, Chip notes he has a fine working relationship with ‘the contract guy’ “.

    • Kelce’s Beard

      one of your best, Rich. Just filled up the wine glass, going back for a second read

      [edit] holy canoli Nick already beat me to the wine punch. This crowd is too good

      • I just sat down to this. It’s like fine art. Wine is appropriate.

    • Explorer51

      Smart and funny…good stuff Rich!

    • brza

      I’d like it if it played out that way but I have a feeling that Fisher will go in the first and that if he’s available after a trade back to 26 Chip will jump all over it.
      Kind of would like to see a scenario where we get Tre McBride in the 3rd but can’t argue with Marpet there. And McBride will probably go earlier than our 3rd pick anyway.
      Honestly I could see us getting similar guys minus Bud.
      1. Fisher
      2. McBride
      3. Marpet

    • LeeJPC

      I like 2 and 3 a lot. Somebody mentioned that commentary about FIsher at the Oregon pro day yesterday (Mayock possibly?) was that Fisher pushed himself into first-round consideration, so while it may seem like Oregon bias AGAIN if Kelly takes him at 20, reality (i.e., opinions of scouts, draftniks) is that it wouldn’t be the “reach” it may have once seemed.

      I REALLY hope Jaelen Strong is available at 20. Have a sneaking suspicion he’ll be there after pick 17, but with the Chiefs at 18 and the Browns at 19, real possibility he doesn’t get to 20. If he does, he offers Jordan Matthews size with a bit more speed. Matthews and Strong (he’s a Philly kid, too…how can you not want him) starting, Cooper and Huff contributing, may be a really good receiving corps by the time the season ends and playoffs begin.

  • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

    Everyone ready for Marcus to blow his Pro-Day? I wanna see terrible footwork, missing WR’s by miles, and thrown in some bad ball handing, fumble a snap from center with absolutely no pressure

  • The Doctor

    Just heard Patriots are interested. McCourty, anyone?

  • CHRIS – CB with dreads

    Les Bowen ‏@LesBowen 1m1 minute agoDeptford, NJ
    Source close to situation confirms that @EvanMathis69 trade is indeed close.

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      yeah, he’s gone. this is getting crazy. tip to new eagles, RENT!

      • CHRIS – CB with dreads

        this one hurts. I guess they all hurt.

        • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

          nate allen’s didnt

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            I retract my statement. Shady, m@this, mACLin hurt, foles stung a bit, nate and casey = good riddance.

          • Nicky Puffy CoatS

            Given the return for Foles, I’m not sure how that didn’t hurt the most. Shady got a good return, Maclin left for money and you can’t blame him. Foles turned into Bradford. That was a roundhouse to the nuts at 4:02 on Tuesday.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I’m whichu.

          • macadood

            Black hole’d

        • Corey Dawson

          This one more than most. Love watching the left side of that line.

  • Drybass

    ESPN reports that Chip discovered Evan listening to Hootie and the Blowfish. Determined he was too black for the culture.

  • BuddyBall

    Rumor I just made up: M@this for Dee Milliner. With Revis, Skrine, and Cromartie on board, the Jets don’t need him, and it fits everything else we’ve done this offseason. He’s a former high draft pick on rookie deal coming off a leg injury (achilles, not ACL, so it’s not perfect). Plus he’s got that ‘Bama tie. And #measurables (6’, 32″ arms)!

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      but he sucks. He’s a typical Bama system CB like Claiborne

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Think we’re set at CB now with Thurmond.

        Chip claimed it’d be open competition to start outside. I don’t believe him, but it’d be pretty awesome if BB won that, started outside and Thurmond took over as an excellent slot corner.

        • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

          BoyKing+Thurmond= mirror

      • Guest

        Are you referring to Morris Clairborne that the cowboys drafted? If so he went to LSU.

        • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

          oh sorry – who the hell am I thinking of then?

          • James Hathaway

            You’re thinking of Dre Kirkpatrick

      • peteike

        I thought he started playing much better second half of season last year

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      no thank you

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Didn’t they list the Fins as an interested team? Here comes Jordan…

    • Phil

      yup dion and a 4th/5th be my guess

    • Mugzy Payton

      Jordan & Graham?

      • Mugzy Payton

        (and Marcus Smith)

        • Phil

          Jordan backs up Graham and Smith behind Barwin

          • Mugzy Payton

            Way, way way behind.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Why pick now for the moves to start making sense?

    • Eagles4Life

      Dude got suspended for substances TWICE already. I would hate the move, but I almost expect it at this point.

      • Jask singh

        That’s a good thing! The steroids he took probably made him a better player, let’s get him!

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      good lord, tommy’s would crash. Geagle would be in full sprint to Miami

      • Bird of Prey

        Ahhhh, Geagle.

      • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

        He’s a big cat. Momah speed.

  • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

    hope the ink is dry on Murray’s contract before he found out an all-pro guard he thought he was going to run behind is on trade blocks.

  • Kleptolia

    I’ve gone from confusion and disappointment yesterday to fascination and wonder today.

    I don’t know why M-this is on the block, and I don’t care. I just want to know what happens next.

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      sit down, shut up, strap in!

      • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

        Chips got the foot to the floor and a maniacal look in his eye. All we can do is white knuckle the dashboard and hang on

        • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

          stay calm, like the kid…
          .

      • peteike

        there will be no shutting up round here hoss

    • Dan

      He’s on the market because he doesn’t fit into Chip’s culture. Too much personality and wanted to re-negoitate his contract. These are the same things the led to the departure of all of the other productive players on the roster except for Foles.

      It is not a race thing, it’s a chipbot thing. Get in line, or get lost.

  • ben

    Speed, toughness, o line. Need a play making safety and o line.
    let’s get uniforms to match the tempo.
    remember, the fox never tells, he is a fox.

  • Jask singh

    Can someone tell me if mint chocolate chip ice cream is good? I’ve never had it because I thought it would be too minty, thoughts?

    • Kleptolia

      Has mint chocolate chip ice cream had knee surgery?
      Will you take a 2nd rounder for it?

      • Spooonius

        Ha!

      • Jask singh

        Hahahahaha! Would you still offer me a second if I told you its in Carlisle Pennsylvania and not Oregon?

        • Nicky Puffy CoatS

          Get Turkey Hill mint choc chip. It’s outstanding.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Why waste time with that when you can get Turkey Hill Tin Roof Sundae or Chocolate Peanut butter swirl imo.

          • Jask singh

            Tim roof sundae is in the hall of fame

          • somepeoplearestupid

            back when they had a contract with the eagles, Philadelphia Eagles Touchdown Sundae was the bomb… still exists but now its just “Touchdown Sundae”

          • CHRIS – CB with dreads

            no such thing as too many different ice cream options

          • Nicky Puffy CoatS

            You speak my language. The Eagles flavor was good, too.

          • Jask singh

            I’ll look into it. My sources have confirmed that it’s worth a shot.

        • Kleptolia

          Uh….okay: a 2nd round this year and a swap of next year’s thirds. Plus Bradford.

          I MEAN BARKLEY! BARKLEY!

          • Jask singh

            DEAL!

          • Kleptolia

            I’m loading Barkley into the baggage space of a Greyhound bus as you read this.

          • Jask singh

            Make sure you lay him down on his good shoulder!

          • Kleptolia

            Which one is that?

            Are you trying to trick me?

          • Jask singh

            Hahaha!

      • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

        I wish there was a way to have these Chip Kelly quotes read to me in a very fast cadence

    • TimKerrForPresident

      Awesome. Especially in milk shakes.

      • Jask singh

        I’m taking your word on it! Haha

        • TimKerrForPresident

          I’m assuming that “too minty” is as vague as “mortgaging the future.”

          • Jask singh

            Are you on board with too minty? Or does that scare you

          • TimKerrForPresident

            JS, you’d probably funnel Creme de Menthe. I’m scared for you pal.

          • Jask singh

            Don’t worry, Tim!

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      worth it

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Well, it does combine “Chip” and the color green, so it’s not sounding so hot right now.

      • Jask singh

        Lololol

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      too minty

    • Corey Dawson

      Took me until 26 to try it again. It’s a personal preference thing, hated it when I was a kid, love it now. Edys has a mint-cookie one that is like cookies and cream, but with mint ice cream, that is really good.

      • Jask singh

        Same the “mint” aspect has been scaring me off. I’m gonna grow a pair and try it

        • CHRIS – CB with dreads

          it’s just ice cream. You’ll thank yourself later.

        • Corey Dawson

          Different brands have different levels of “mintiness”. If I remember correctly, I don’t like Breyer’s because it’s overkill. Edy’s is fairly midrange/mild and a good place to start.

      • Nicky Puffy CoatS

        Edy’s has the mint brownie that is phenomenal.

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      it’s ok. i’m a chocolate peanut butter cup guy myself.

      • Jask singh

        I’m game for anything chocolate, just never tried mint haha

        • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

          yeah, that’s me. my sis likes vanilla based and i want chocolate based. we’d fight in the middle of the store. usually ended up us grounded and with just plain choc chip

          • PaoliBulldog

            The greatest advice my father in law ever gave me is to microwave peanut butter and pour it over ice cream. Lord.

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      idk if you live near a wegman’s , but they have an ice cream called ‘Peanutbutter Choclate Stampede’ , PB,fudge,caramel, chocolate covered pretzels, and chocolate covered peanuts…..AMAZING, and only cost $2.59 a 1/2 gallon!

      • Jask singh

        I’ll have to try, thanks for the recommendation!

  • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

    Lesson to new 24/7 posters—-M@this, MathIsFun , or some other variation of the LG’s name will work. How many poor kids are gonna get moderated in the next 3 hours, and have no clue why?

    • Andy Six Score and Four

      Between your avatar and your screen name, they won’t know what to think.
      EDIT: Wait, that doesn’t actually make any sense. Ignore this.

      • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

        The entire Bradford fiasco is a scam, he get’s traded to CLE with the #20 , for #12….We try to get from there to MM, but more likely, take Hundley at #12

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          Yeah, don’t know if you refreshed and saw my edit.

          • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

            No sweat, nothing makes much sense these days

          • Nicky Puffy CoatS

            Like trading up to 12 for Hundley? :)

  • RS

    Okay Chip tempo is great for the season. Not the offseason

  • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

    I really wish he was a better player because Acho is awesome (FYI she’s a cowboys cheerleader):

    Lauren Williams @LaurenLWill

    Tear #cowboysnation

    Emmanuel Acho ✔ @thEMANachoFollow

    “@LaurenLWill: Tear #cowboysnation” Aww don’t cry, Demarco didn’t die. He just moved on to a better place! #Eagles

    4:12 PM – 12 Mar 2015

    • Nick C

      burned by a Cowgirl? Fire back Acho!

  • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

    (@PFF_Sam)

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      Irish and brittish guys talking football is funny

      • dnabrice

        Which football?

    • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

      Thanks for that – just downloaded it to my phone for the ride home. Although at the rate Chip’s going, it could be obsolete by then

      • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

        beats drive time radio. Even foreigners know more than Innis,Bruno, and Missaneli

        • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

          Yeah the only one worth a damn is Ellis. I don’t usually leave the office till around 6 so I’m not subjected to those buffoons

          • Tikkit, upping the SPARQ

            Ellis is gone bruh

          • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

            Saw the commercial for Ellis’ new sports morning show w/ Barret Brooks and two broads???

    • djr12

      “The offensive line creates a lot of space, so you don’t need to pay a LeSean McCoy….”

      (a) What offensive line, at this point?
      (b) But you do need to pay a Murray?

  • PaoliBulldog

    Jeez. I think Chippah can watch “Sixty Minutes” in a half hour. My head’s spinning.

    Love Evan, will hate to see him go.

  • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

    any details on Ryan Matthews?

    • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

      He left the building I heard to go get a physical, but that doesn’t really make sense does it? Unless he’s getting some imaging done that they can’t do there?

      • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

        nevermind, schefty just tweeted he’s signing today w/ eags

        • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

          wow

        • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

          Ready to run the ball 50 times a game? make Cooper earn that money!!

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Didn’t the Panthers make a similar mistake recently? How’d that work out?

          • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

            Is that what you think we will look like? At least it isn’t good money to both

          • DetmerWonAHeismanTooSam

            agreed. But then why trade M@this and weaken O-line more?

        • DaQBeezKneezAllDay

          Well this is still funny
          (@JimmyKempski)

        • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

          Cliff do you know the amount of Polk’s tender? Does dumping him and drafting someone save anything?

          • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

            1.5m. if Polk signed it, it’s guaranteed money. i have no idea if eags can pull it back, i doubt it though since FA began.

          • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

            If he hasn’t signed it he better do so quick

          • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

            i’m assuming once it’s offered, polk can either find better deal or settle with eags. i doubt eags can back out, but not 100% on that. wouldnt seem fair if they could.

        • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

          This is like a Madden backfield

      • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

        Yeah or if there’s a specific specialist they want to check him out. But he left at noon and it was only supposed to take an hour.

      • OldDocMcQuackadillyBlip

        We’re actually checking the physical condition of these guys?!

        • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

          Yeah got to make sure theres evidence of a torn ACL in their past

        • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

          sort of feels like eags are dragging bodies off the scrap heap, doesnt it Doc.

          • OldDocMcQuackadillyBlip

            Yeah. Didn’t Reid do that one year? I remember we got a safety from Indy (Jackson?) whose lower legs were held on with sticky tape plus a couple of others around the same time. It worked out horribly from what I remember. But I don’t remember much. Memory’s a tricky thing the older/drunker you get I’ve found.

          • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

            they all cant get rehurt, right? comfort in numbers

          • OldDocMcQuackadillyBlip

            Maybe we decided sport science has cured ACLs forever after Maclin’s success last year.

    • CHRIS – CB with dreads

      He’s signing

  • Jeff

    Now this is just nuts. Team needs to keep the left side together one more year while finding a solution for the right side.

    Only way this make sense is if Chippah needs Benjamins to show Bradford

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      Mathis made waves last yr about wanting more money. 33, wouldnt be surprised if he pushed harder for one last payday. dont blame EM in slightest, he got started late making it. Eags had to make the jump to youth on the line. year earlier than i thought.

      • wait. how did you? is it OK to say it again?

        • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

          i emailed Sheil, since i thought Nate might get signed and asked him to take block off my account for rest of the week. i was in full melt down mode

          • so can any of us say it? or just you? seems unfair.

          • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

            was kidding, no idea how i got Mathis thru

          • OldDocMcQuackadillyBlip

            Mathis?

            Edit: Mathis!!!

            But……Mathis :(

          • Hold on…Mathis…wow. felt good.

          • Our new shipment of Mathis pixels arrived half an hour ago — knock yourselves out.

  • Amar, Football fan

    Who needs talent or scheme when you got Culture…

    • MagLikesDraft

      Bill Walsh: “The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.”

      • Amar, Football fan

        I’ll buy that when I see the 4 Lombardy Trophies in the Novacare lobby.

  • Nicky Puffy CoatS

    So we’re piling running backs to run behind a mediocre OL. That’s a bold strategy, Cotton.

    • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

      First 2 out of 3 picks at OL?

    • Rahkem

      Im not sure we’ll be mediocre at season start , expect 1 or 2 draft picks on line. Chip clearly wants to start getting younger so a year from now he doesnt have 3 key lineman retiring at once.

      • Nicky Puffy CoatS

        Hope not. Team is making excuses for why Tobin sucked last year. I doubt Chip is putting two rookies on the line, though. We’ll see.

    • Rambo

      I believe it is fair to conclude that Chip Kelly obviously has plans to address this. Step by step.

  • CHRIS – CB with dreads

    Philadelphia Eagles ‏@Eagles 1m1 minute ago
    OFFICIAL: #Eagles agree to terms on a three-year deal with RB Ryan Mathews. #FlyEaglesFly

    • peteike

      noooooo, tell me this isnt confirmed

      • CHRIS – CB with dreads

        yes that is philly’s official twitter. confirmed.

  • glngarryglnross

    how could letting Herremans go complicate anything.. did anyone watch him play last yr ?

    • was hoping Tobin, Molk, Gardner, or Kelly would play well enough to Wally Pip one of the older Guards. They didn’t. Sheil is right. We have major depth issues on that line.

      • glngarryglnross

        cant imagine thats something were are gonna just breeze past

      • MagLikesDraft

        More ducks, please.

  • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

    2 days ago I was concerned that Kenjon Barner was going to be our starting RB opening day. Guess we put that one to bed

    • Max Lightfoot

      Love that icon.

      • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

        thanks – was hoping to get rid of it after Murray but trading M@this is worth it sticking around a little longer

  • Amar, Football fan

    Demarco Murray 5 yr 42 mil…Lesean McCoy 5 yr 40 mil.
    Bizzaro Chip Kelly world

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      all has to do with structure and amount of guaranteed money. but from early reports, Murray’s is a lot more friendly than McCoys

      • Amar, Football fan

        Phil Sheridan

        “With Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray in the backfield, Oklahoma finished with an 8-5 record, including 5-3 in the Big 12. Of course, Bradford and Murray weren’t always in the backfield. They were often in the trainer’s room.”

    • Phil

      McCoy got 27 gtd and is front loaded. I bet Murray’s will be back loaded with only 21 gtd.

      • glngarryglnross

        actually its 18m and 21m if he is totally healthy

    • MagLikesDraft

      Murray runs toward the goal line, not the sideline. Also, Kiko.

      • MacD

        Way to go MagPies. Despite these boys giving you the biz every night, to Us “Real Fans,” you hold your own out here. Especially for a girl…~!!! Keep schooling these kidddds homegirl

      • MacD

        Action Bam Bam Bronsolino would F with you.

  • Andy

    I think Chip has decided to go with a three man front on the offensive line. Three tackles and no guards. That way he can get two QBs and four receivers on the field at once.

    • eaglesfan, love my Knee-gles

      let’s do it.

    • Phil

      no its three linemen 2 TE 2 WR and 3 RB 1 QB

      • Andy

        You’re right that formation fits our personnel much better. The only way we could do better is with 0 quarterbacks.

        • Phil

          Maybe Brad Smith at QB

          • djr12

            Tebow is available.

    • RIP illa

      No.

  • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

    this has to be craziest of off-season. wait till Chip gets elbow deep in the draft. he could wheel and deal for 3 picks in 30-50 range and blow off day 1 and 3 or trade back and Hinkie-style the 5th with like 15. have no idea what’s going on…but…
    .

  • Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos

    This is kind of crazy – Evan just retweeted Jenkins tweet from Tuesday: Follow

    Malcolm JenkinsVerified account‏@MalcolmJenkins

    Calm down people… Just let the mad scientist go to work. #woosah

  • Eagles4Life

    Maybe Chip is looking at a reclamation project with Gabe Carimi, moving him to guard? He is young and on the street currently, and a former 1st rounder. *shrug*

    Use the trade of Mathis to net a WR, CB, or S that someone isn’t trying to hold onto? Completely guessing here lol.

    • Nicky Puffy CoatS

      I just threw up a little..

  • RIP illa

    Let the on of the best and home grow RB go…check.
    Release starting RG…check.
    Trade for QB who no defense fears in the pass or running game, while giving up picks…check.
    Load up on RBs…check.
    Continue to dismantle rest of O line…check.
    Have no viable and respectable replacements for O line holes…check.

    I’m done.

    • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

      You’ll be back ;)

      • RIP illa

        Yeah I’m back right now. Forgot to say move Riley Cooper to starting RG spot and Brent Celek to starting LG spot.

        Now I’m done.

        • southy

          Need to address those gaping holes at WR now.

          • RIP illa

            SON OF A…

    • cliff-Wolff of Broad Street

      replaced with Murray and picked up all-pro MLB
      old and hurt
      weeeeeellll, he’s a pretty nice guy, good presser, and got Murray, 1 day break
      you just said you dont want Sammie B to throw
      Mathis is rough one, give you that.
      .
      only good part is, he’s not stopping. would have been terrified if he got Bradford and slowed his roll.

      • RIP illa

        That makes me feel none the better. I wouldn’t mind the moves, except the Bradford one, If we had a players ready to go to fill the voids his dismantling has left. Also, hat the dismantle in year 3 as opposed to year one. And don’t wanna hear…”but Howie was in control”, from anybody. If Chip laid out that he wanted to blow up the roster to have “his” guys/team, to Lurie. Jeff still woulda hired him

        • pjcostello

          I think Howie and Jeff asked Chip to roll with the guys who were here for a little while, and evaluate what he had. He tweaked a bit, added some pieces he wanted, and still couldn’t quite make it work with the holdovers from the Reid days. So here we are.

  • somepeoplearestupid

    trent richardson is available for you, Chip.

  • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

    I’m still crossing my fingers we get Kenny Stills from the Saints. Crossing my fingers we don’t end up with Dion Jordan.

    • Token

      ah man. dont make me have to worry about that bum again.

      • Will : C.R.E.A.M.

        That M@this to Miami thing has me scared. I think getting Stills will ease some of the pressure going to the draft. Any news on Ron Parker?

    • somepeoplearestupid

      mike wallace?

  • John E. Zang

    Realistically Mathis is lucky to have maybe two decent years left in the tank. Maybe not even one. This is smart depending on what they get for him.

  • Wilbert M.

    I don’t get why we’re trading Mathis. I know he’d like more $$, but is he that much of a malcontent? Cut DeMeco if we need cap space. I’d love it if someone could explain what’s driving this.

    • MagLikesDraft

      Mathis wanted to try for more money a year ago. Same thing this year. That’s pretty well known.

    • Corey Dawson

      After all these RB signings, we’re down to below 10M in cap space. Haven’t seen the details yet so I’m not sure what the exact number is. Over the cap lists 13.5M, but that doesn’t include the Murray and Mathews signings yesterday. We can’t tell how they’re going to impact it until we get more details, could be just sigining bonus and low base salary, all the way up to highly front loaded.
      Either way, we have 4-5 more holes to fill and draft picks to sign, so they need to clear more cap. Getting rid of Mathis saves 4.5M.

  • 370HSSV 0773H

    Every time we fill a hole, we open another.

  • MagLikesDraft

    Five newcomers om offense? Maybe there will be fewer turnovers and maybe they’ll convert a few more 3rd downs?

  • Truthsayer

    Wondering is they will trade Curry for an OL player before or during the draft.