CUT IN MARCH BY EAGLES, MATHIS HAS BECOME AN NFL VAGABOND!

By Peter Gleason

Remember the outrage in the local lame-ass media when Eagles Supreme Leader Chip Kelly cut right tackle Evan Mathis rather than pay him the $8.5 million he was seeking as a raise over his $5.5 million salary for 2015?

That was last March, and his agent Drew Rosenhaus was assuring the Jimmy Kempskis of the world that “nine teams” were clamoring for the service of the 34-year-old, injury-prone lineman.

Five months later, Mathis is still unsigned and he is starting to resemble an NFL vagabond.

The NFC West has a host of offensive line issues, with all four teams dealing with one problem or another. It should surprise nobody then that free agent guard Mathis is taking a visit out west.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to host Mathis on Saturday. It is interesting that Mathis is not sure if he will go for the visit. We don’t know if that is true, but Seattle certainly could use some guard help.

There is still no word on if the San Francisco 49ers have any further interest in Mathis. ESPN’s John Clayton connected the 49ers to Mathis back in mid-June, but nothing has been mentioned since. The 49ers have been playing Alex Boone and Marcus Martin at guard, Joe Looney at center and Erik Pears at right tackle. Brandon Thomas might still end up in the starting lineup, but whatever the case, it seems unlikely that Mathis ends up with the 49ers.

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