Evan Mathis decided against holding out

<p> Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Evan Mathis contemplating holding out from training camp in hopes of a new contract.</p> <p> However, he ultimately showed up on time. Mathis is due $5 million this season under a five-year, $25 million contract signed last year. Mathis is an All-Pro blocker.</p> <p> "I try to look at it from my point of view, try to look at it from their point of view," Mathis said. "I didn't want to have a negative impact on the team, didn't want to send the wrong message to players, coaches, fans. I look at what I'm doing as doing the right thing in this situation."</p> <p> Mathis had some leverage with Lane Johnson suspended, but didn't take advantage of the situation.</p> <p> "I'm not trying to strong-arm the team or put them in a bad situation to get what I want," Mathis said. "I'm trying to do the right thing."</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/RavensInsider">@RavensInsider</a></p> <p> Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun</p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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