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Eagles' Chip Kelly cuts top guard Evan Mathis in contract dispute

Eagles' Chip Kelly cuts top guard Evan Mathis in contract dispute

Eagles Coach Chip Kelly has taken another step in furthering the narrative that Philadelphia is one tough NFL city.  Kelly cut one of the top-rated left guards in the NFL, Evan Mathis, on Thursday following an unresolved contract dispute which had kept him out of the Eagles' voluntary workouts. That apparently didn't work for Kelly. Philadelphia had offered Mathis an additional $1-million-per-year boost to the five-year, $25-million contract he signed in 2012 -- that increase would have made him one of the top 10 highest-paid guards in the league based on average salary.  However, that wasn't enough for the two-time Pro Bowl guard, who received...

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