It’s been a bit since there’s been an update on the lingering Ryan Mathews situation. Now we have some new information, via Zach Berman and Les Bowen.
I believe Ryan Mathews is seeing his spinal surgeon today. If he is healed from neck operation, #Eagles will release him.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) August 14, 2017
Ryan Mathews arrived in Philly today from SD. Could be resolution on his roster status soon.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 14, 2017
In case you forgot by now, Mathews suffered a neck injury later during the 2016 season.
It’s long been understood that the Eagles have been waiting to cut Mathews once he’s healthy so they can save a full $4 million in cap space with his release. If the Eagles had to cut Mathews with an injury settlement, they’d only save $2.85 million.
The Eagles don’t necessarily need to rush to cut Mathews at this point. There’s still a few weeks before the 90-man offseason roster is cut down to the regular season 53-man limit.
If Mathews turns out to be healthy, though, the Eagles will likely cut him and save cap space that can be rolled over into next offseason if it’s not used this year. The Eagles will also free up a roster spot by cutting Matthews.
Stay tuned for more updates on this situation. We could hear more information soon.