This was a move that has been a long time coming. Ryan Mathews fate in Philadelphia was officially sealed when the Eagles signed former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.
The delay of the Eagles releasing Ryan Mathews was because the Eagles had to wait until Ryan Mathews was cleared to return as he was dealing with a neck injury. Now medically cleared and healthy to start practicing, Ryan Mathews is now able to sign with any team that has the interest in the coming 30-year old.
Ryan Mathews should have a solid enough market to get signed in the coming days as teams like the Packers, Cowboys, and the Giants. All teams listed could use depth at running back but the Cowboys could use Mathews as a spot starter until Elliot returns from his suspension.