Miami Dolphins Not Interested In Evan Mathis
By Brian Miller
Miami Dolphins fans want the Dolphins to go after Philadelphia Eagle guard Evan Mathis. They have for sometime. The addition of the former Pro-Bowler would immediately improve the left side of the line. For those same fans thinking that a trade could happen, it won’t.
"“I’ve been given permission by the Eagles to shop Evan,” Drew Rosenhaus said on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM. “We thought we had a trade with another team leading up to the Draft. It was not the Dolphins. It kind of fell through based on what the team did in the draft but right now it doesn’t appear the Dolphins are a strong possibility. We’ve never really gotten close on a trade with the Dolphins.” – via Profootballtalk.com"
Mathis has been at the forefront of non-Dolphins coaches and executives minds for quite awhile. Yet the Dolphins have either not found a suitable trade offer, don’t like his contract (he wants a new one), or perhaps Bill Lazor who coached in Philly two seasons ago doesn’t see the work ethic. Of course that all could change if Mathis is released by the Eagles.
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To date, Mathis is staying away from all of the Eagles voluntary off-season work. He wants to either be traded, released, or given a better contract. The likelihood of a release is not imminent and a trade won’t likely happen until injuries start to appear across the NFL landscape come training camps. As for a new contract, had the Eagles saw enough in him last year they would have offered him one but they are steadfast in not giving him another deal.
Whatever happens with Mathis you can bet that the Dolphins fan base will not give up on him being a Dolphin until he is with someone else. There may be nothing to look at here from the Dolphins side of the ball but that won’t keep fans and media from speculating. Even with the news from Rosenhaus about the Dolphins not being interested, some fans look at that as a ploy to get the team to make a move. That’s a strong indication about fans feelings regarding the teams offensive line.