Eagles could release RB Ryan Mathews, bring in a free agent

Eagles could release RB Ryan Mathews, bring in a free agent

After making a splash in free agency with signing two Pro Bowl wide receivers, the running back position may get a hard look going forward, especially if the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in saving a little money and perhaps an upgrade.

RB Ryan Mathews turns 30 in October, not an ideal age for an injury-prone running back. Releasing him would saveĀ an estimated $4 million, but they can’t do it until Mathews is recovered from neck surgery.

If they do go ahead and jettison Mathews, there are some viable free agents to look at (but of course time is of the essence.)

Via PennLive.com: ” Perhaps the team is confident moving forward with Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles shouldering a heavy load, and if not, they could target a running back early in the draft to compete for the starting job. But the Birds could also bring in a veteran free agent to add another option at the position. “