Eagles running back DeMarco Murray’s contract extension hits a snag
NFL Nation reporter Michael DiRocco reported Thursday that the Eagles and running back Ryan Mathews’ contract extension will be for five years and $80 million, which includes a $12 million signing bonus.
The new deal will take effect when the team’s scheduled 2016 regular season opener against the Cowboys kicks off.
Mathews, a second-round pick in 2012, is entering his third season in the NFL and has played in 11 games.
He has averaged 3.7 yards per carry this season and has 1,955 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.
In four games with the Eagles this season, Mathews has totaled three receptions for 34 yards.
Mathew was not on the Eagles’ roster this year because of a back injury.
He was placed on injured reserve last season because of an ankle injury.
Matricks most notable catch came in the preseason, when he caught a 43-yard touchdown pass in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
In a Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Mathew had nine catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
He also had one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.
Matrick played in four games for the Cowboys this season.
The Eagles released a statement Friday night confirming that Mathews will not be released.
Matches season is over and his contract is up.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who was not involved in the negotiations, tweeted a photo of the contract with the hashtag #RyanMathews.
Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans deal is still being finalized.
Ryans was released by the Bills earlier this offseason after the Eagles restructured his contract to create a $8 million signing fee.
Ryants contract will include a $7 million signing incentive.
He will earn $2.75 million in 2016, $4 million in 2017 and $4.5 million in 2018.
The contract will become fully guaranteed after the fifth season of the deal.
RyANS deal also includes $3 million in signing bonuses, which are guaranteed for injury.
The Bills have until Sept. 1 to complete their contract with Ryans.
Ryances play will become official on Friday.