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Robert Mathis | Linebacker | #98

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Alabama A&M
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (138) / IND
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Retired OLB Robert Mathis has been helping the Colts as an "unofficial" assistant coach with the pass rushers.
The franchise's all-time sack leader with 123, Mathis retired immediately following the 2016 season finale. The Colts haven't been able to keep him away, however, and Mathis has hinted he may be interested in becoming a coach. One of the most feared edge rushers of his era, he's a good sounding board for the Colts' current new and improved group of edge defenders. May 10 - 9:57 AM

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Colts OLB Robert Mathis will retire after Sunday's season finale against the Jaguars.

Mathis told teammates that Sunday will be his "last rodeo." This year has been a struggle for Mathis—he holds PFF's second-worst grade among 3-4 outside linebacker. But Mathis was one of the best pass rushers in football during his prime and is tied with Simeon Rice for 18th on the NFL's all-time sack list. Mathis should have a pretty good case for the Hall of Fame and is guaranteed a spot in the Colts' Ring of Honor. He spent his entire 14-year career in Indianapolis, going to two Super Bowls with a victory in 2006.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (biceps) believes he has a "good shot" at returning for Week 14.

Mathis describes his injury as a "minor tear." Mathis hasn't been making a huge impact this season, but the Colts' undermanned defense will take all the help it can get.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 07:01:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (bicep) is out for Week 13 against the Jets.

Mathis is having a down season, but he is still second on the team with three sacks. On the bright side, Trent Cole looks likely to return Monday night.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis left Thursday's Week 12 game against the Steelers with an elbow injury and did not return.

Mathis suffered the injury during the second half. He recorded just one tackle before exiting. The once-dominant pass-rusher owns PFF's worst grade among 3-4 outside linebackers this year.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (foot) returned to practice on Thursday.

The pass rusher will be active for Sunday's game against the Broncos. The Colts are just managing his reps. Mathis is 35 with an increasingly-lengthy injury history.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (foot) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Mathis injured his toe Sunday against the Lions and was sporting a protective boot on his foot earlier this week. As long as he returns to practice by Friday, there's no reason to worry about his status for Week 2.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis is sporting a protective boot for a toe injury, but isn't worried about his Week 2 status.

Mathis played 66 percent of the Colts' snaps against the Lions. He'll miss some practice time this week, but seems likely to suit up against the Broncos.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16.

Mathis recorded his sixth and seventh sacks of the season in the win over the Dolphins, sacking Ryan Tannehill on fourth-and-goal from the five-yard line with 40 seconds left in the 18-12 game. Coming off 10(!) offseason surgeries on his Achilles' tendon, Mathis continues to generate heat at 34 years old.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis started and played 73 percent of the defensive snaps Week 8 against Carolina.

Coming off a ruptured Achilles' tendon, Mathis was limited to spot duties early in the season. He has started each of the last two games, however, and recorded three sacks in those contests. "He’s got speed. He’s got burst. He’s playing more snaps obviously," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "The guy is playing well and he has no limitations right now." At 34, Mathis has provided a much needed spark for the Colts' pass rush. He will look to keep it going this week against old friend Peyton Manning.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis revealed Friday that he underwent ten offseason surgeries on his ruptured Achilles' tendon.

That's right, ten. Mathis had numerous setbacks and was all along expected to open the 2015 season on the reserve/PUP list. Incredibly, Mathis got himself ready by Week 2 and made an impact against the Jets, only recording one tackle but showing some pass-rush juice as a situational edge rusher.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles) is questionable for Week 2.

Mathis practiced on a limited basis all week and would be on a snap count even if he plays. He will be a game-time decision.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles') is inactive for Week 1.

Mathis remains week to week. Also inactive for the Colts are CB Greg Toler, RB Vick Ballard, CB D'Joun Smith, OG Hugh Thornton, OG Denzelle Good and DL Billy Winn.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:33:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts OLB Robert Mathis has undergone 10 surgical procedures over the past year to "prevent infection and ensure his Achilles' was healing right."

It's testament to what football players will go through to get on the field. Mathis will serve as a situational pass rusher if he's active for Sunday's opener. Now 34, Mathis' effectiveness is in question after he missed all of 2014.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (questionable, Achilles) will play limited snaps if he suits up against the Bills.

The Colts have been limiting Mathis' snaps in practice and would do the same if he is able to play Week 1. It remains to be seen how much gas the 34-year-old has left coming off an Achilles' injury, but Mathis could provide a spark even as a situational pass rusher early in the season.
Source: colts.com
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:56:00 AM

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