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Mr. Laz
03-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Robert Mathis gets reported $36 million over four years

Posted by Evan Silva on March 5, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

Defensive end Robert Mathis turned 31 last month, but the Colts believe heís got several good years left.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Mathisí new contract ó announced by the club Monday evening ó is valued at $36 million over four seasons.

Per Chappell, Mathis received a $15 million signing bonus. Thatís a lot of up-front money and proration, so this is hardly a phony four-year deal. Chappell also reports that Mathis will get $17 million in the contractís first year and $24 million over the first two.

Add Mathisí $17 million in first-year payments to teammate Dwight Freeneyís $14.035 million base salary, and the Colts will be forking over in excess of $31 million to two defensive ends, both over the age of 30, in 2012.

Unless Freeney, 32, is quietly on the chopping block and we just donít know it yet.

03-05-2012, 09:42 PM
So if they keep Manning and Freeney, thats near 75 million in three players.