NFL Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles not shopping Evan Mathis

Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis (69) leaves the field after playing the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Panthers 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With DeSean Jackson stealing most of the attention when it came to the Eagles this past week, one of the stories that got pushed aside was that of Evan Mathis and rumors that the Eagles were looking to also move him in addition to Jackson. While the moves were completely separate, Mathis was no doubt the subject of trade rumors but his sparring match with the Eagles ended a little differently that Jackson’s did.

According to Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane, the whole incident came about because Mathis wanted a raise and the Eagles countered with a threat to trade him. in McLane’s words, this whole ordeal was ‘much ado about nothing’

The Eagles keeping Mathis is probably for the best, as he’s a Pro Bowler who will be helping to protect Nick Foles as he searches for weapons not named DeSean Jackson. Mathis likely was never in any danger of going anywhere and this sound alike the Eagles putting him in check more than anything.