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Evan Mathis released; Matt Flynn signs with the Patriots

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The Eagles have released guard Evan Mathis. The 33-year old becomes a free agent and should have a lengthy list of suitors, as he's been one of the better offensive linemen in the league over the past few years for Philly. Mathis had been due $5.5 million in 2015 and $6 million in 2016.

The obvious questions that 31 fanbases will likely be asking themselves now is whether Mathis would be a fit and whether or not their team can afford him. For the Seahawks, the answer to the former is "yes." He's a very athletic lineman that has experience in the zone blocking scheme. He's a nasty, tough, and technically sound player. As for the latter question? The answer for Seattle would be "probably not." The Seahawks don't have a ton of wiggle room right now as they work to get Russell Wilson's extension done, and as they look to extending Bobby Wagner, J.R. Sweezy, and potentially Russell Okung over the next year.

If they did pursue Mathis, they would likely have to shuffle some things around and potentially cut a player, like Tony McDaniel, for instance.

Nonetheless, it's possible. With the starting left guard position up in the air and Mathis likely looking to get on with a contender, the Seahawks make sense. Seattle has been known to be aggressive in getting involved with a lot of free agent players, so it's something to keep an eye on.


In other news, former Seahawks QB Matt Flynn has been signed by the Patriots, ostensibly to back up Jimmy Garoppolo as Tom Brady serves his four-game suspension.