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Colts DE Robert Mathis Willing To Holdout?

Len Pasquarelli of Sports XChange reported over the weekend that Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis will “never play another snap there under that [existing] contract.”. Interestingly enough, Mathis has since disputed these claims via twitter.

“Haven’t thought of scheming up a #PayMePlan yet for 3 reasons. (1)18 is up  (2) 87 needs his (3)free agents will b addressed b4 me,” tweets Mathis.

“I have every intention on doing my job once the NFL gives us our job back. I never been a locker room cancer &wont start now. #GoColtsDammit,” Mathis tweeted some time later.

Colts fans should be happy to hear that Mathis is willing to take a back seat and allow the team to address other rosters concerns before he is given a new contract. Mathis specifically mentions that the team should address WR Reggie Wayne and any potential free agents before they turn their attention to him. I must say that I am actually impressed by Mathis’s reaction to Pasquarelli’s report. These types of situations rarely play out this way in the NFL so it will be interesting to see how the Colts handle Mathis’s contract from here on.