My understanding is the Ravens have made Evan Mathis a very solid offer, but he's still scheduled to fly back to Arizona.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 16, 2012
Caplan says the Eagles are still "very much in it" and spoke with Mathis about the decision.
Mathis to me just now: "Ravens have offered a nice deal. I'm flying back to Arizona to think about it and discuss it with my family."— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 16, 2012
So now we wait. One would think the Ravens offer was maybe for a bit more, because otherwise why would he even entertain it? If he likes the system here and they're offering more money, he'd just sign. Of course, the Ravens can't have made an "offer he can't refuse" because he is leaving town without signing. So it would be that the Eagles are in the ballpark. It's just a matter of closing him now.