Evan Hilbert
Tuesday March 6th, 2012

The Indianapolis Colts and defensive end Robert Mathis have agreed to a new long term deal, according to the Associated Press. The report stated that the deal was reached less than 30 minutes after the Colts tagged Mathis their franchise player.

The team has made it an offseason priority to sign both Mathis and defensive end Dwight Freeney.

"First and foremost, we're going to make sure that we put both of those guys in position to make plays," head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters during the NFL's recent scouting combine in Indianapolis, according to the report. "I don't think it would be very smart on my part or anybody else's part to make sure that doesn't happen." Freeney is the Colts all-time leader in sacks, while Mathis is second.

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