Mathis said that though he is scheduled to become a free agent on March 13, he wants to remain in Jacksonville despite his current health concerns.
"That's what I want -- and there is hope," he said. "Hopefully, I don't hit free agency. The people who work for me know that and my agency knows that -- and they have always known that. I've never kept that a secret, but I understand the evaluation process that has to go on and the trust process with this injury that has to go on."