Monday, August 31st, 2015

Robert Mathis Remains A Colt With New Deal

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 3:06 am , filed under NFL Draft by

PrintPrint Email this! E-mail   share Comments 0 Comments Views 3,988 views

  Digg Button


"Robert Mathis"Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Mathis agreed to a contract extension with Indianapolis on Monday soon after the Colts used their franchise tag on him. It’s a stunning four-year, $36 million contract with a $15 million signing bonus.

Mathis, 31, has been with the Indianapolis Colts since the team selected him in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and ranks second in franchise history with 395 tackles, 83.5 sacks and 39 forced fumbles through 135 career games. He has led the Colts in sacks in six of the past seven seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of the past four seasons.

The 31-year-old opened 15 of 16 games at left defensive end in 2011, totaling 45 tackles and a team-leading 9.5 sacks.  He also forced and recovered three fumbles.

Mathis plays a key role in the Colts’ defense over the past nine seasons, pairing with Dwight Freeney to form one of the NFL’s best pass-rushing tandems. Freeney holds the club record for sacks (102½), while Mathis reserves second in franchise history.

The act comes three days before the Colts have to make an even bigger decision about Peyton Manning’s future, but the idea to keep Mathis and Dwight Freeney together in Colts was, clearly, one of the team’s offseason priorities.

Mathis and Freeney are expected to play prominent roles in the new defense brought in by first-year coach Chuck Pagano.

Post to Twitter Tweet This Post

Tags: , , ,

You may also like

NFL Week 10 Predictions: New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets NFL Week 5 Predictions
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans NFL Week 2 Predictions
Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints NFL Predictions
MRI Report: No Damage in Albert Haynesworth’s Left Knee

Latest Headlines

NFL Draft

"Scott Chandler"

TE Scott Chandler re-signs with Bills

The Buffalo Bills have successfully retained another key member ... [+]
"Robert Mathis"

Robert Mathis Remains A Colt With New Deal

Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Mathis agreed to a ... [+]
Your Ad Here


email button  rss button contact editors twitter button  facebook button

NFL News


Raiders lose OT Watson to torn Achilles tendon news services 0 Shares Print The Oakland Raiders lost starting offensive right tackle Menelik Watson to a ruptured Achilles in a preseason game Sunday night. Watson, ... [+]

Starting offenses struggle as Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23 (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 ... [+]

Mallett puts lid on missing practice: 'On to today'

Tania Ganguli, ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered Texans for Houston Chronicle and Jaguars for Florida Times-Union Northwestern University graduate 0 Shares Print Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett, ... [+]