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Evan Mathis released: Eagles cut ties with veteran guard

The mass exodus of veteran Eagles players continues...

After an offseason filled with questions about left guard Evan Mathis' future in Philadelphia, we finally have an resolution. Unfortunately for Eagles fans, it's likely not the result they were hoping for. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles have released Mathis.

By releasing the veteran guard, the Eagles are losing a player with two Pro Bowl appearances, an All-Pro selection and 56 starts over the last four seasons.

The Eagles now are left with two openings on the offensive line. Both guard spots will need to be filled, whether it's from in-house or with a signing or a possible draft pick. Either way, Mathis will be a tough player to replace.

The team currently has Matt Tobin, Allen Barbre, Andrew Gardner, Julian Vandervelde, Kevin Graf, David Molk, Josh Andrews and Dennis Kelly on the roster as backups. Jason Peters, Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce remain in the starting lineup.

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