Evan Mathis PHI 39 Mins
Speaking Thursday, Eagles LG Evan Mathis said his contract situation won't be a distraction this season.
"I'm here," Mathis said from voluntary workouts. "I'm not holding out. ... If I did ask for a new contract, I'm not going to tell (the media) I want a new contract." Mathis reportedly asked for a raise prior to the Combine, but sounds like he's mentally moved on from the idea. Going on 33 and signed through 2016, Mathis will make $5 million this season.
Anthony Davis SF 46 Mins
49ers RT Anthony Davis recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder.
Davis injured the shoulder in Week 15, but never missed a game, suiting up through the 49ers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks. The No. 11 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Davis has never missed a start. One of the game's top right tackles, Davis signed a five-year extension last offseason. He should be ready for training camp.
Cam Newton QB CAR 1 Hr
Panthers exercised QB Cam Newton's fifth-year club option for 2015.
Armanti Edwards WR CLE 2 Hrs
Free agent WR/KR Armanti Edwards is working out for the Seahawks.
The No. 89 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Edwards was essentially out of the league last season. He was waived after four catch-less games with the Panthers, and placed on injured reserve after three weeks in Cleveland. A workout warrior who's never shown anything on the field, Edwards would be a camp body for the world-champion Seahawks.
Mike Pouncey MIA 3 Hrs
The Miami Herald reports Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is "still in limbo" about a potential suspension.
The league has moved excruciatingly slow with all things "Bullygate," though if Pouncey were to draw a ban, it's hard to envision it being more than a game. Commissioner Roger Goodell has already revealed that Pouncey will have to undergo a mental-health evaluation before returning to action.
Andy Levitre TEN 3 Hrs
Titans LG Andy Levitre (hip surgery), C Brian Schwenke (ankle scope) and SLB Akeem Ayers (knee surgery) will not participate in next week's OTAs.
It's the first we've head of Levitre since he underwent a "minor" clean-up procedure in January. There's been nothing to suggest he won't be ready for training camp, however. Schwenke should be ready to go some time next month, while Ayers' timeline is unknown.
Aldon Smith LB SF 4 Hrs
Aldon Smith isn't facing felony charges for his April 13 arrest for "making a false bomb threat" at LAX.
The case has been referred to the district attorney for "misdemeanor consideration." It's a break for a player already due to appear in court next week on gun and DUI charges. Smith is participating in 49ers OTAs, but it's unclear if the team will exercise his fifth-year option for 2015 by the May 3 deadline.
Chris Houston DB DET 4 Hrs
Lions coach Jim Caldwell admits he's uncertain if LCB Chris Houston can regain his pre-2013 form.
"Time will tell," Caldwell said. Going on 30, Houston's 2013 was marred by injury and inconsistency. He missed this week's voluntary workouts as he continued to recover from the toe ailment that sidelined him in December. Houston remains penciled into the Lions' starting lineup, but last season was ominous. Age is rarely kind to cornerbacks.
Jake Locker QB TEN 4 Hrs
Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) will be limited to individual drills in next week's OTAs.
Ahmad Bradshaw RB IND 4 Hrs
Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) says he "feels great," but isn't yet 100 percent.
"I'm starting to touch the field and run a lot more," Bradshaw said. "It's all upside for me." However, Bradshaw also admitted his surgically-repaired foot was a source of pain in 2013. Any contributions the Colts get from Bradshaw in 2014 will be a bonus.