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Robert Mathis | Linebacker | #98

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Alabama A&M
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (138) / IND
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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. Dec 3 - 2:03 PM

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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.
Nov 25 - 1:19 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.
Sep 15 - 1:23 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.
Sep 14 - 4:17 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.
Sep 13 - 5:59 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.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (questionable, Achilles) will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s opener.

Mathis is trending in the right direction after practicing on a limited basis this week. The Colts media are expecting him to play. Mathis should be available as a situational pass rusher.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 06:34:00 PM

The Colts "remain noncommittal" about Robert Mathis' (Achilles') Week 1 status.

Per reporter Mike Chappell, coach Chuck Pagano is eager to keep the Bills "guessing." We should have a good idea of Mathis' status by the time Friday's injury report comes out.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano didn't rule out OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles) playing Week 1.

"There’s a possibility. He’s been practicing and we’re getting him more reps," Pagano said. "He’s making great progress." Mathis hasn’t had any setbacks since getting activated off active/PUP in late August. He’s highly questionable for the opener, but remains on track for an early-season return.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:41:00 PM

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