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Chip Kelly: Evan Mathis asked to be released by Eagles

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday that he released Evan Mathis last week at the request of the Pro Bowl guard. However, Mathis begged to differ: He said that he had not asked to be released since March and that he tried reaching out to Kelly later that month. Mathis, a 34-year-old with two years remaining on a five-year, $25.5 million deal he signed in 2012, missed the voluntary portion of the team's offseason program because of a contract dispute. Kelly did not even let him come to the mandatory portion, deciding to cut Mathis on Thursday. "We were asked by his agent for a release on multiple occasions, so we weren't going to come to a conclusion in terms of a contract...