Philadelphia Eagles fans might be celebrating the addition of one marque Pro Bowler with running back DeMarco Murray all set to join the franchise, but they could soon be saying goodbye to another man with Pro Bowl honors.
Another heading for the exit door?
That's after reports today that Chip Kelly and co are actively shopping popular Guard Evan Mathis as the Eagles front office continue their hurricane of an offseason.
NFL Media's Ian Rapoport was first to reveal Mathis is on the trade block, whilst the player himself took to Twitter today to comment as speculation on his future mounted.
Evan Mathis was one of a number of Eagles players to miss time through injury during the 2014 season, the 33-year-old spraining his MCL. Yet the veteran still maintained a high level of performance when out on the gridiron - Pro Football Focus ranking him as the league's second-best guard.
Indeed, during his four seasons with the Eagles, Mathis has two Pro Bowl appearances after 47 starts between 2011-2013.
It appears though that, despite his obvious value to Philadelphia, Chip Kelly feels that he can use Mathis in any potential trade move that may be left to come in Philly.
One team already keeping tabs on the situation are believed to be the Miami Dolphins:
"The Miami Herald on Thursday named the Dolphins as one of the squads in contact with the Eagles about a potential swap," noted NFL writer Marc Sessler.
Having seen the likes of LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and Jeremy Maclin all head for the exit door already this season, Mathis may be forgiven for worrying about his future as rumors emerge.
The guard though appeared unfazed today when taking to Twitter.
As we have seen though with both the comings and goings in Philadelphia over the past 48 hours - Chip Kelly appears now to be calling the shots, so what he says goes.
And if he believes the Eagles can make additions elsewhere by using Mathis in a trade then there probably isn't a lot the player himself can do if he wants to be starting every week in 2015.
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