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NFL Notes: Bears, Colts, Packers, Titans, & Vikings



According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the real reason the Colts signed OLB Robert Mathis to a contract extension was to give themselves some flexibility next year in regards to Mathis’ salary. After all, he’s comes off a a very serious Achilles tendon tear.

  • Holder mentions that this will allow the Colts to evaluate Mathis’ medical situation next year and ultimately decide if he’s worth keeping at his current salary.
  • Holder adds that “no one anticipates Mathis not being around a year from now.” However, there is a chance that Mathis could return to form, in which cause it would be worth keeping him for the 2015 season.


  • The Packers are promoting DL Luther Robinson from the practice squad to their active roster for Thursday night’s game. (Ian Rapoport)


  • TE Delanie Walker told reporters on Thursday that his shoulder injury could bother him for the rest of the season. (John Glennon)


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