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Andy Reid says Chiefs are not interested in former Eagles guard Evan Mathis

In this March 19, 2012 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis spoke at a news conference.
In this March 19, 2012 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis spoke at a news conference. The Associated Press

When two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis was released by the Philadelphia Eagles late last week, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told a Florida radio station that at least half a dozen teams have reached out about Maths.

Given Mathis’ history with Andy Reid — he signed in Philadelphia as a free agent during Reid’s tenure there and played for him from 2011 to 2012 — there was some speculation the Chiefs might be one of those teams.

But on Thursday, Reid was asked directly if the teams were interested in bringing Mathis in.

“We’re not,” Reid said.

Mathis, 33, started nine games for the Eagles last season and still made the Pro Bowl.

Throughout organized team activities, the Chiefs have steadily rotated a number of players in at first-string right guard, including fourth-year veteran Jeff Allen, 2014 sixth-round pick Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, 2014 sixth-round pick Zach Fulton (last year’s starter) and 2015 second-round pick Mitch Morse.

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