News: Mathis (Achilles) signed a one-year extension with the Colts on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Impact: Mathis' new contract with the Colts extends through the 2016 season. Although his four-game suspension has now been completed, Mathis remains on injured reserve after suffering a torn Achilles while working out earlier this month. As a result, Mathis, who led the NFL with 19.5 sacks last season, won't be available until the 2015 campaign.
News: The team announced Tuesday it had given the 2013 NFL sacks leader a one-year contract extension. Financial terms were not immediately available.
Impact: Mathis is the Colts career leader in sacks and set a single-season franchise record with 19 1/2 sacks last season. But this season has been a washout. He was suspended for the first four games after violating the NFL's the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, then sustained a season-ending torn Achilles' tendon during a private workout while he was away from the team.