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Evan Mathis leaves Seattle without a deal; Other teams still interested

Evan Mathis left Seattle without a deal

Evan Mathis left Seattle without a deal

Free agent G Evan Mathis had a “good visit” with the Seahawks on Saturday but left without a contract, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

The Seahawks are limited in what they can do financially to lure the 33-year-old, who made the Pro Bowl the last two years before being released by the Eagles in June due to a contract dispute. The two-time Pro Bowler asked for his release from the Eagles, according to coach Chip Kelly. He was set to make $5.5 million in Philadelphia, and reportedly had an offer on the table that would have given him a $1 million raise. Mathis chose not to take that contract, and the Eagles eventually got tired of the drama and let Mathis go.

The Seahawks have less than $5 million in cap room, according to OvertheCap.com,which might make a real run at Mathis difficult, and particularly without making moves with other players

Garafolo said the Seahawks “remain an option” for Mathis though no deal is imminent. The Dolphins and Jets have both put out feelers for Mathis but are unwilling to meet his high salary demands. We’d expect Mathis to lower his asking price as the regular season draws closer.

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