You never like to say this, because egos and money, etc..., but this Evan Mathis situation with the Philadelphia Eagles feels like one that should blow over. According to this account from Jeff McLane, it's all common and understandable stuff. The guy on his left got a big new contract, the guy on his right got a big new contract, so Mathis goes to the team and asks if maybe he could get a big new contract, too. Team says no, we like your contract and you should, too, but why don't you go out and see if there's another team who would take you and maybe give you that contract?via - NFL Nation