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Evan Mathis Trade Rumors: Eagles shopping veteran offensive guard

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According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are "working to trade" Pro Bowl veteran guard Evan Mathis.

Mathis, who turns 34 in November, has a $6.5 million salary cap figure for 2015. The Eagles could be looking to save more cap space by trading him. Mathis is currently projected to be the oldest starting guard in the NFL.

Mathis reportedly wanted a contract extension last offseason. As a result, the Eagles reportedly put him on the trade block but nothing ever really came of the dilemma because he decided not to hold out.

Mathis has been with the team for four years. He joined the Eagles during the infamous "Dream Team" season of 2011 and turned out to be the lone positive addition, despite being an unknown journeyman prior to his arrival in Philadelphia. After a solid first season with the Eagles, he signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the team.

During his tenure in Philadelphia, Mathis has played and started 56 games. He also went to two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro in 2013. He is considered to be among the top guards in the league despite being 33-years-old. He has been a fan-favorite due to his large social media presence and style of play.

The Eagles already cut 2014 starting guard Todd Herremans, who recently signed with the Colts, earlier this offseason. Now they will potentially need to replace two starting guard on the offensive line.

Several teams are already rumored to be interested in Mathis. Those teams include the Dolphins, Rams, Bills, Vikings, and Saints, according to Jason La Canfora.

UPDATE: Mathis reacted to this report: