Update – 1:03 pm: Reuben Frank shared this bit of news with us on the Evan Mathis situation.
Update – 12:04 pm: Jeff McLane is reporting that the Eagles have also made a competitive offer.
It's far from a lock that Evan Mathis will be an Eagle next year. After spending time in Baltimore during the young free agency period, it looks like Mathis will decide between the Eagles and the Ravens. Mathis tweeted this minutes ago and ESPN vulture Adam Schefter retweeted:
Dave Zangaro from CSNPhilly.com posted a story today where Howie Roseman stated that they would like to see Mathis back with the Eagles next year. They may have to up their offer in order to keep him. Mathis's tweet indicates that Baltimore probably has the stronger offer.
Depsite my feelings, his play last year was impressive in 15 games. Baltimore may be offering a deal with a few years on it, which could give Mathis some job security he hasn't been used to during his NFL career. That's merely speculation on my part, but it would make sense considering his positive sentiments in the tweet.
If he does join the Ravens, it will be fifth NFL team. I imagine he wouldn't mind staying in the same place for more than a couple of years. He might not mind a fresh start, either, after getting a taste of controversy in City of Brotherly Love.