The Philadelphia Eagles released Pro Bowl G Evan Mathis off of their roster and it could be a move that the San Diego Chargers pursue.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis today and it could be an opportunity that Tom Telesco jumps on. Mathis was not happy with his contract in Philly and was looking to get a new deal, so he was holding out. Chip Kelly was not having any of it, so he released Mathis off of the roster.
The San Diego Chargers now have the opportunity to make a move by adding a Pro Bowl caliber player at a position that they are hurting at. The starting right guard for the Chargers at this moment is Johnnie Troutman. There had been talk about possibly moving D.J. Fluker to the right guard position after the signing of Joe Barksdale, but Fluker still seems to be at the top of the food chain for that spot.
Getting Mathis would make this offensive line one of the best in the business. The team added Orlando Franklin up front during the offseason already to help bolster the interior of the line. Adding another stud in the middle of the line would open up some huge gaps for Melvin Gordon to run through and would help Philip Rivers get the time to throw the ball down the field. Adding Mathis inside would also help Fluker on the outside. This would be a move that could make a big impact.
Tom Telesco has added nice talent to the roster late in the offseason in the past after some cuts were made and could do it all over again. He added Brandon Flowers and Dwight Freeney in the previous two offseasons and could look into making some magic happen again. Adding Mathis to the roster would be a move that gets this team over the hump.
Will Telesco make the move?
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