The Indianapolis Colts have a slew of impending unrestricted free agents, including defensive Robert Mathis. Mathis is a player the Colts would like to keep during their rebuilding and according to Bob Kravitz of the Indy Star, talks have ramped up between the two sides.
I'm told contract talks between colts and Robert Mathis are warming up considerably— BobKravitz (@bkravitz) Feb. 29, 2012
Mathis has been with the Colts since the 2003 season, starting for the Colts since the 2006 season opposite Dwight Freeney. The two have been a great pass rushing pair over the seasons, with Mathis picking up nearly 42 sacks over the past four seasons. With the rumors of the Colts potentially making the transition from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense, Mathis is a player believed to be able to easily make the transition to stand up pass rusher.