NFL news: Around the league in 32 plays

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The Eagles have released Pro Bowl guard, Evan Mathis. The Chiefs need to be in on this. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles:  The beef between Evan Mathis and the Eagles apparently comes from a contract offer made by former general manager Howie Roseman last year, but was rescinded this year when Chip Kelly took over personnel decisions.  Mathis feels the team should honor the previous agreement because he has continued to play at such a high level.  The Eagles tried to trade Mathis earlier this offseason.  UPDATE: The Eagles have released Evan Mathis.


San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers have finalized a deal with defensive end Corey Liuget.  Liuget has been a solid presence in San Diego’s defense ever since they drafted him in 2012.  In stadium news, the city of San Diego has authorized a vote for funding a new stadium.  The Chargers believe this is just a political ploy and remain unconvinced the city will make a real effort.

San Francisco 49ers:  The hits just keep on coming in San Francisco as offensive tackle Anthony Davis decides to retire.  Davis hasn’t ruled out a return, but he will not be with the 49ers in 2015.  And now safety Eric Reid is also contemplating retirement due to concussion concerns.  The 49ers also traded away Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee.  In non-leaving the team news, offensive lineman Alex Boone plans to attend the 49ers minicamp.  At this point, it’s safe to say the 49ers have had the worst offseason ever.

Chiefs’ take

: Alex Smith is probably pretty happy he got traded now.

Russell Wilson knows he’s about to get PAID. Question is, just how much can he get from the Seahawks? Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks:  The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson’s agent have gotten into a battle of posturing over a new contract.  Both sides have been very public in their stances.  New contracts for Cam Newton and Ryan Tannehill have sparked conversation about Wilson’s next deal.  Reports state that Wilson expects to be one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  The Bucs have withdrawn a contract offer to offensive tackle Demar Dotson.  Dotson has been holding out in hopes of getting a new deal, but that has apparently backfired as the team decided to end negotiations until his return.

Tennessee Titans:  The Titans have signed veteran journeyman center, Fernando Velasco.  In a subsequent move, cornerback Brandon Harris was placed on IR for a knee injury.

That wraps it up for this week.  Not a lot of big happenings, but certainly some very intriguing headlines to keep an eye on moving forward.