Marvez: Miami Dolphins Could Still Pursue Evan Mathis
On the offensive side of the ball, the Miami Dolphins are a youthful mix of promising talent.
Branden Albert and Greg Jennings are the dinosaurs of the unit at age 30 and 31, respectively, and Fox Sports' Alex Marvez thinks the Dolphins could look to bolster their line with a proven veteran on the inside.
"Evan Mathis is the guy to continue to watch because he has not shown up at the Eagles offseason workout program," Marvez said on the Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz. "Essentially Evan Mathis is frozen. I wouldn't be surprised after the minicamp takes place if the Dolphins make a call to the Eagles to see what can be done to potentially acquire Evan Mathis.
"Evan is a really good player who's in his 30s -- he's also represented if I'm not mistaken by Drew Rosenhaus which doesn't hurt things having him locally either. I just have to think Evan Mathis is the guy who could be available for trade and might not even cost you that much to get him."
Mathis is considered one of the league's best interior lineman, ranking among Pro Football Focus' top two offensive guards in each of the last three seasons. He is has cap hits of $6.5 million and $7 million in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
The stellar guard was linked to the Dolphins earlier in the offseason as well but nothing came into fruition. Rosenhaus was on WQAM a few weeks back saying although he's been given permission by the Eagles to shop his client, "it doesn't appear the Dolphins are a strong possibility."
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