Off the Record (OTR)

Mathews cleared and released

The Philadelphia Eagles have been waiting for this moment for some time. It’s long been known that once running back Ryan Mathews was medically cleared that he would be cut.

Well, he’s been cleared medically and now Ian Rapoport says that the other shoe has dropped.

“Source: The #Eagles have informed former starting RB Ryan Mathews, who passed his physical earlier today, that he’s been released,” Rapoport tweets.

The Eagles (the football team, not the band) will save $4 million in cap space by releasing him now. It’s going to be a big backfield-by-committee this year in Philly and there was no need for a $4 million Ryan Mathews.

He’s still an excellent running back when not hurt or fumbling. Someone will pick him up.

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