01:45 PM ET 03.28 | As early as the combine, there was some buzz that both deals would be done by the end of March. The structure for the Matthews deal might have been in place by the end of the combine. Both sides have kept things close to the vest and so the progress of negotiations is hard to gauge. ... In Matthews' case, they had no choice but to work on a deal now because he only has one year left on his rookie contract and letting him get any closer to free agency would be a huge mistake. He is scheduled to make $3.73 million this year with a salary cap number of $4.86 million. His cap number will probably go up to anywhere from $8 million to $10 million.