Mathis will be suspended four games for a violation of the league's PED policy. He is coming off a career-best season, in which he recorded 19 1/2 sacks in 16 games.
Colt Anderson signs with Colts
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/14) Former Eagles safety Colt Anderson signed a contract with the Colts on Monday. The team did not reveal the terms of the deal.
Anderson is expected to fill the void for Antoine Bethea, who signed with San Francisco in the offseason. Anderson had 11 tackles and two forced fumbles in 14 games played last season for the Eagles. He has one career interception.
Colts nearing deal with Vontae Davis
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (3/10/14) The Colts are close to re-signing cornerback Vontae Davis, and there's "every expectation it will get done Monday," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Indy made keeping Davis a priority after he broke up 12 passes and made one interception while starting every game last season.
Vontae Davis is Colts' top priority
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/19/14) Cornerback Vontae Davis has said he wants to stay with the Colts, and re-signing the impending free agent is the team's top priority, reports ESPN.com. Davis, 25, started every game last season, making 46 tackles and an interception and defending 12 passes.
The website notes corner Greg Toler was plagued by injuries last season, increasing the urgency for Indy to retain Davis.
Antoine Bethea not a lock to return to Colts
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/4/14) Free-agent safety Antoine Bethea has expressed a desire to stay with the Colts, but it's not a slam dunk he'll re-sign, reports the Indianapolis Star. "At 29, this could be Bethea's last shot at a big contract, and that could be a factor in negotiations," the report said.
Bethea had 108 tackles, two interceptions and six passes defensed last season. It was the fifth time in the last six years he recorded 100-plus tackles.