Evan Mathis Released by Philadelphia Eagles, will Giants be interested?

Evan Mathis Released by Philadelphia Eagles, will Giants be interested?

The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran guard Evan Mathis. Could his new home be in South Beach?

Mathis, 33, would be a temporary veteran fix for a Dolphins offensive line that has allowed a league-high 105 sacks the last two years.

Mathis is free to sign with any team.

Sources say there’s no doubt the Dolphins are interested in Mathis but it will come down to money and how much he’s willing to accept. Multiple teams are expected to pursue him.

He wanted out of Philadelphia and was due to make $5.5 million this season and $6 million in 2016. It remains to be seen what he can get on the free agent market.

Mathis turned down a year last January that would have increased his salary by $1 million a year. Mathis reportedly wants a deal that has performance-based incentives and would pay him as a top five guard but the Dolphins might not be willing to pay him that much.

Miami has $10.1 million in cap space, according to overthecap.com.

Dallas Thomas — who has struggled since being drafted by the Dolphins in the third-round of the 2013 draft — and rookie fourth-round draft choice Jamil Douglas are currently competing at left guard for the Dolphins.

Mathis, who was on the Dolphins roster in 2008, suffered a MCL sprain in last year’s season opener but returned in Week 10.

He was graded by Pro Football Focus as the NFL’s second-best guard last season.

Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor was quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia in 2013.

Mathis’ uncle is former Dolphins great Bob Baumhower.