Tue 8/15/17 11:58 AM

After passing a physical Tuesday, Mathews (neck) was released by the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The move will save the Eagles $4 million in salary cap space, with free agent addition LeGarrette Blount poised to head the team's 2017 backfield. Now that he's been cleared following offseason surgery to address a herniated disk in his neck, Mathews will look to catch on elsewhere. There are several teams in need of running back depth, but first Mathews will need to re-prove his health/conditioning in order to be in a position to make a run for a starting job, wherever he lands.