Evan Mathis was released by the Philadelphia Eagles and now is a free agent and teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks could be interested in the guard with training camp coming, while Shonn Greene was release by the Titans and also could be a target for teams.
Mathis has been rated as one of the best guards in the league by Pro Football Focus over the past two seasons and he should have plenty of options on the market. According to CBS Miami, Mathis' agent Drew Rosenhaus said that "at least half a dozen" teams have shown interest in Mathis and some that have already been reported include the Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots. The NY Giants could be an option, while John Clayton at ESPN reports that the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are potential fits.
Greene was released by the Titans this week and it comes after the team picked David Cobb in the draft earlier in the offseason. According to Mike Fisher at 103.5 the Fan in Dallas, the Cowboys are "open" to looking at Shonn Greene ahead of training camp, as the team has been receptive to "veteran running backs" cut in free agency over making a trade. The team is dealing with an injury to Darren McFadden and with Ryan Williams banged up, Greene could be an option after the team signed Lache Seastrunk this offseason ahead of minicamp.
NFL.com also listed the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills as potential options. Mathis reportedly requested his release and this came after the guard spent the last two winters looking to upgrade his contract. Mathis was set to make over $5 million this season and the Eagles were reportedly willing to raise his salary by $1 million. Albert Breer on Twitter reported for the NFL Network that Chip Kelly said that Mathis asked to be released by the Eagles.
Kelly said that the Eagles tried to trade Mathis over the past year and did not find a good deal for the guard. The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins showed interest in a Mathis trade earlier in the offseason, but that now they are "comfortable" with their guards in minicamp. Things could change heading into training camp, but right now Miami is not looking like a destination for Mathis. The Eagles opted to move on from the former Pro Bowl player and it comes as another strong move by Kelly to get anyone off the roster who is not buying into his program, as Mathis was away from the team during offseason workouts.
Mathis said to the media that he was planning on showing up for minicamp despite holding out during offseason workouts and now he is without a team. NFL.com listed the Broncos, Giants and Raiders as potential landing spots, as all have issues on the offensive line. The Giants and Broncos are dealing with injuries to players and could use Mathis to help with Ryan Clady and Will Beatty out, while the Raiders have the cap space to sign Mathis. There is a good chance that Mathis waits for a strong contract offer before signing and it could come ahead of training camp in July.