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98 Robert Mathis OLB
Height/Weight: 6-2/246 | Birthdate: 2/26/1981 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA, USA | Team: Indianapolis | College: Alabama A&M | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 83/60 | Average Draft Position: 277.00
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NFL sack leader Robert Mathis apologizes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis apologized to his teammates for his four-game suspension, reports the Indianapolis Star. Mathis tested positive for Clomid, a fertility drug on the league's banned substance list, the report said.

"I shouldn't have (done) it,'' Mathis told the paper. "My bad. There's no question I'd like a re-do, but I can't take it back."

Mathis led the NFL with 19.5 sacks last year. He can participate in offseason workouts, training camp and preseason games before he starts serving his suspension.


Robert Mathis facing four-game suspension


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) The Colts will be without star pass rusher Robert Mathis for the first quarter of the upcoming season, the NFL announced Friday.

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. 


Colts largely healthy for Saturday's showdown


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Though the Colts entered the Wild Card game against the Chiefs with an extensive list of injured players on the defensive side of the ball, all but one was able to play Saturday. Among the 10 players listed on the injury report, only defensive lineman Fili Moala (knee) was unable to play.

The list of Colts defenders able to play through injuries reads as follows: defensive backs Sergio Brown (groin), Darius Butler (quadriceps), Vontae Davis (groin) and Greg Toler (groin); linebackers Bjoern Werner (ankle) and Robert Mathis (not injury related); and defensive linemen Cory Redding (shoulder), Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and Aubrayo Franklin (knee). 


Ten Colts probable for playoff game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) The Colts have listed 10 players as probable for the playoff clash Saturday against Kansas City. All have been full practice participants throughout the week aside from wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was limited with a hamstring pull on Wednesday. The only other offensive probable is lineman Mike McGlynn (elbow).

The defensive probables are defensive backs Sergio Brown (groin), Darius Butler (quad), Vontae Davis (groin) and Greg Toler (groin), linemen Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and Cory Redding (shoulder) and linebackers Bjoern Werner (ankle) and Robert Mathis (rest).


Robert Mathis snags Defensive Player of the Month honors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2014) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis concluded the regular season in style, earning NFL Defensive Player of the Month honors. Mathis, whose team hosts Kansas City in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, piled up 17 tackles, five sacks and four forced fumbles in December.

It was his second time he won the award this season, during which he led the league with 19 1/2 sacks and eight forced fumbles.


NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.


Eight Colts probable for Sunday against Jaguars


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Colts list 13 on their Friday injury report, but eight are probable for their Week 17 game against Jacksonville.

The offensive players among them are linemen Jeffrey Linkenbach (quad), Joe Reitz (concussion) and Hugh Thornton (neck).

The defenders are secondary mates Greg Toler (groin), LaRon Landry (rest), Darius Butler (quad) and Vontae Davis (groin) and linebacker Robert Mathis (rest).


Robert Mathis takes the field


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013)
Colts linebacker Robert Mathis was listed on the injury report for Week 16 against the Chiefs, despite not dealing with any kind of issue. He is active, as expected, for Sunday's game. 

Colts list six probables for game against Chiefs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Six Colts have been designated as probable for their Sunday clash against Kansas City, including top linebacker Robert Mathis (rest) and featured back Donald Brown (neck).

The others are wide receiver LaVon Brazill (foot), nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin (rest), fullback Stanley Havili (knee) and center Samson Satele (elbow).


Robert Mathis gets another sack


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/16/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis added to his NFL-leading sack total Week 15 against the Texans, recording one to give him 16 1/2 on the year. He also forced a fumble on the play.

Mathis finished the game with four tackles, all solo. He has recorded at least one sack in 10 of his 14 games this year.


Robert Mathis ready to go in Week 15


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report after sitting out practice Wednesday, is active for Week 15 against the Texans. His absence was not injury-related.

Mathis leads the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks, but he had none last week at Cincinnati.


Three Colts probables should play against Texans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Colts have designated three players as probable for their Week 15 game against visiting Houston. Among them is top linebacker Robert Mathis (rest). The others are nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin (rest) and guard Hugh Thornton (neck).

Colts clear four players for Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Colts safety Sergio Brown (hand), cornerback Josh Gordy (groin), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) and linebacker Robert Mathis (not injury related) were all cleared to play Week 14 at Cincinnati. All four players were listed as probable.

Colts fairly healthy heading into Week 14 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) The Colts list nine players on their Friday injury report, but only defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and tackle Jeffrey Linkenbach (quad) have been ruled out for Sunday against the Bengals.

Deemed questionable are linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle) guard Hugh Thornton (neck) and cornerback Greg Toler (groin).

The probables are free safety Sergio Brown (hand), cornerback Josh Gordy (groin), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) and linebacker Robert Mathis (rest).


Robert Mathis can't get into the backfield


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Colts defensive lineman Robert Mathis was surprisingly silent in Week 11 against the Titans, as he wasn't able to generate much of a pass rush in a 30-27 win. Mathis finished the game with just two tackles, and had no sacks.

Mathis has 39 tackles and 13.5 sacks on the season. 


Robert Mathis sets new career high in sacks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis totaled two sacks Week 10 vs. St. Louis to retain the league lead with 13 1/2. Mathis also broke the franchise record for multi-sack games in a season with six.

The 13 1/2 sacks are also a career-high for Mathis, whose previous career-best was 11 1/2 sacks. He is up to 37 tackles (26 solo) through nine games.


Robert Mathis plays through injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis (shoulder) was able to play through his shoulder injury in Week 10 against the Rams, but his fellow linebacker Cam Johnson wasn't so lucky. Johnson is inactive for Sunday's game, despite being listed as probable on the injury report.

Colts in decent shape aside from secondary


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Bad news for the secondary was accompanied by good news for the linebacking corps for the Colts on Friday. Both safety Delano Howell (neck) and cornerback Greg Toler (groin) have been ruled out for the Week 10 game against visiting St. Louis, but premier linebacker Robert Mathis (shoulder) practiced fully the last two days and is probable.

Also probable are wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (shoulder) and linebacker Cam Johnson (knee). Running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and guard Hugh Thornton (calf) are questionable. Cornerback Josh Gordy (groin) and nose tackle Josh Chapman (knee) will be inactive.


Sack-happy Robert Mathis returns to practice field


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2013) It didn't take long for Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis to recover from a shoulder ailment that forced him out of practice on Wednesday. He was back for the Thursday session, the Indianapolis Star has reported.

Mathis leads the NFL with 11 1/2 sacks, including seven in his last four games.


Reason for Robert Mathis absence from practice still unexplained


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis might have been injured during practice on Wednesday, the Anderson Herald Bulletin has speculated. Mathis was listed as a DNP, but there had not been any injury reported in connection to him previously. The injury is to his shoulder.

Colts DST can't contain Case Keenum


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) The Colts DST struggled in Week 9 to contain Texans quarterback Case Keenum, who repeatedly hit throws outside the pocket en route to 350 passing yards and three touchdowns. Indy sacked Keenum just once and hit him five times. Top pass rusher Robert Mathis did not get a sack or a quarterback hit.

The Colts DST, which was unable to force a turnover, failed to post double-digit Fantasy points for the second time in its last six outings. The unit will try to bounce back Week 10 vs. the Rams.


Robert Mathis ties career high in sacks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis tormented the Broncos with his speed rush off the edge, racking up two sacks, a forced fumble, four quarterback hits and five tackles. He's up to 11 1/2 sacks, tying his career high, after his 25th career multi-sack game.

Mathis is nearing the Colts' season record of 16 sacks, set by Dwight Freeney.

Mathis' blindside sack in the second quarter made Peyton Manning fumble out of the end zone, resulting in a safety. It was Mathis' 39th career sack-fumble, tied for the most since the NFL began keeping the stat in 1982.


Colts DST brings the heat


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) The Colts DST sacked Peyton Manning four times in Week 7, the most Manning had been sacked in six years, and forced three turnovers.

The unit forced Manning and the high-scoring Broncos to go three-and-out six times. In the previous six games, Denver went three-and-out 10 times.

Outside linebacker Robert Mathis led the way with two sacks and four quarterback hits. Mathis' blindside sack in the second quarter caused Manning to fumble out of the end zone, resulting in a safety. The Colts DST hit Manning 10 times in the game.

Indy allowed 3.2 yards per carry and was outstanding defensively despite Denver's 429 total yards. The Broncos went 5 of 16 on third down.

The Colts DST is on a bye before visiting Houston in Week 9.


Robert Mathis neutralized by Chargers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) Colts linebacker Robert Mathis entered Monday's game in San Diego tied for the NFL lead with 9 1/2 sacks. He could not generate a pass rush against the Chargers' offensive line and finished without a sack or quarterback hit.

Mathis made two tackles, one for loss. He'll try to get back in the sack column Week 7 against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.


Robert Mathis surpasses 100 career sacks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) Colts defensive end Robert Mathis was credited with his 100th career sack when he forced a fumble at the end of the first half Week 5 vs. Seattle. He added another in the second half.

Mathis became the 30th player in NFL history with at least 100 career sacks. Mathis has at least one sack in each of his five games this season. He has totaled 9 1/2 sacks in that span and is well on his way to surpassing his career-high 11 1/2 sacks, which he set in 2005 and 2008.