Jaguars will wait and see with CB Mathis

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis temporarily held out of training camp last offseason in search of a contract extension, but eventually joined the team without receiving a new deal. Mathis' contract is set to expire after the 2011 season, and this time, Mathis has tried a different approach: letting his performance on the field do the talking. Mathis, 31, a ninth-year veteran who has spent his entire career in Jacksonville, is putting together a terrific season. His only poor performance came in Week Six against the Steelers, but he rebounded in Week Seven against the Ravens with perhaps his most aggressive performance of the season. The way we hear it, the Jaguars are thrilled with Mathis' approach on and off the field, but they want to wait and see if he can sustain his high level of play. He started all 16 games in 2010, but it was the first time since '06 he has played a full season.