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Ricardo Mathews | Defensive Lineman

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 300
College: Cincinnati
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Chargers signed DL Ricardo Mathews.
Mathews spent the past four seasons in Indianapolis, but was among the Texans' final cuts over the weekend. He provides depth behind Sean Lissemore along the Bolts' thin middle of the line. Sep 1 - 1:11 PM

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Texans released DL Ricardo Mathews.

Mathews was a poor fit as an undersized nose tackle. He couldn't make the cut behind Jerrell Powe and rookie Louis Nix.
Aug 30 - 8:49 AM

The Texans plan to play newly signed DL Ricardo Mathews at nose tackle.

Houston liked to employ undersized nose tackles under old DC Wade Phillips. New defensive boss Romeo Crennel prefers heavy space-eaters in the middle of his defensive line. Mathews tips the scales at just 300 pounds. He's not going to be counted on to start. The Texans still need a right end and a nose.
Apr 16 - 3:13 PM

Texans signed DL Ricardo Mathews, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year, $730,000 contract.

A 2010 seventh-rounder, Mathews appeared in all 16 games last season, turning in 465 largely-ineffective snaps. Mathews has camped out at end the past two years, but has experience at tackle. He'll compete for a spot as a rotational lineman.
Apr 15 - 4:29 PM

Ricardo Mathews will start at right defensive end with Fili Moala (torn ACL) out for the season.

Mathews had been playing nearly as many snaps as Moala in a rotation the past few weeks. The Colts run defense has stiffened of late while holding five of the past six opponents to 20 points or less.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Colts promoted DT Ricardo Mathews from their practice squad.

The Colts lost DTs Eric Foster (ankle) and Drake Nevis (back) on Monday night, and were already down Fili Moala (ankle) coming into the game. Mathews appeared in eight games as a rookie last season, recording one tackle. He's an undersized, tweener end/tackle and isn't going to save Indianapolis' run defense.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 12:04:00 PM

Colts waived DT Ricardo Mathews.

A seventh-round pick out of Cincinnati last year, Mathews appeared in eight games as a rookie, tallying just one tackle. Still eligible for the practice squad, that should be where Mathews ends up.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 11:46:00 AM

Colts agreed to terms with seventh-round DL Ricardo Mathews on a four-year, $1.83 million contract.

As a tackle, the Cincinnati product was seemingly a better fit for former defensive coordinator Larry Coyer's Tampa-2 scheme. Instead, the Colts plan to utilize Mathews as a situational "power end" in the Raheem Brock mold. He's likely ticketed for the practice squad as a rookie.
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 11:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Donald Brown
3Branden Oliver
4Shaun Draughn
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Donald Brown
3RB1Donald Brown
2Branden Oliver
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak