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Rotowire: May 16 / 7:47p ET
News: Mathis' (Achilles) timetable remains up in the air at this point, but owner Jim Irsay indicated a worst-case scenario of a return to 100 percent by November, the Colts' official site reports.
Impact: Mathis hopes to participate in training camp in some fashion, but it will be something to watch for potential owners in IDP leagues.
Rotowire: Mar 31 / 5:58p ET
News: Though he hasn't been cleared to run yet, Mathis (Achilles) said Tuesday that he expects to be ready for the beginning of training camp, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports 1 reports.
Impact: The news comes just one week after Colts owner Jim Irsay suggested that Mathis likely wouldn't be back from the injury until November. There's still plenty of time between both training camp and the start of the regular season for Mathis' status to be further clarified, and more information should become available as he begins to engage in rehab activities over the next several weeks. Even if Mathis is able to recover in time for Week 1, it's difficult to imagine him having the same kind of impact as a pass rusher now that he'll be entering his age-34 season.
Rotowire: Mar 23 / 1:05p ET
News: Mathis may not be ready to "re-emerge" from a torn Achilles injury until November, Colts owner Jim Irsay told the team's official web site.
Impact: Mathis missed all of last season due to a torn Achilles. He had said he hoped to be ready for spring practices, but this statement sounds like he won't be ready until later this year. At age 34 and coming off a major injury, it's possible his career could be over due to the ailment.