Free agent guard Evan Mathis visited Seattle Saturday but left town without making a deal with the Seahawks.

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Free agent guard Evan Mathis spent the day in Seattle visiting with Seahawks’ brass. But he left town without a deal, as was first reported by Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports.

Garofolo reported that Mathis “had a good visit” and that the Seahawks will remain an option. But the Seahawks are limited in what they can do financially to lure the 33-year-old, who made the Pro Bowl the last two years before being released by the Eagles in June due to a contract dispute. He was due to make $5.5 million this year. Garfolo further reported that if Mathis were to get what he wants salary wise from another team than the Seahawks probably can’t match.

The Seahawks have less than $5 million in cap room, according to,which might make a real run at Mathis difficult, and particularly without making moves with other players — specifically, they’d potentially have to release someone with a somewhat significant salary.  Or, more optimally, they might be able to just restructure the contract of a veteran player to create some additional cap room.

Mathis is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, who intriguingly is also the agent for Michael Bennett.

The Seahawks shook things up this week on their offensive line, moving Justin Britt to left guard (the fifth player to get snaps with the ones at left guard during camp) and Garry Gilliam to right tackle, but could still be looking to try to add to the line and solidify it further as the season nears.

Left guard has been a particularly troublesome spot for Seattle as the Seahawks try to find someone to replace 2014 James Carpenter, who left after the season as a free agent and signed with the Jets. Seattle has used five different players at that spot with the No. 1 line at some point during training camp, the latest being Britt, the starter at right tackle for all 16 games as a rookie in 2014.