Colts sign 3rd quarterback, deactivate Mathis

The Colts have deactivated five starters, including Pro Bowl

defensive end Robert Mathis and left tackle Charlie Johnson, for

Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Mathis is out with a quadriceps injury. Johnson (foot) will be

replaced by former starting left tackle Tony Ugoh. Kicker Matt

Stover is deactivated, giving Adam Vinatieri his first action since

Oct. 11.

Indy signed quarterback Drew Willy from the practice squad. He

is the third quarterback. Indy’s other inactives are cornerback

Jerraud Powers, linebacker Clint Session, receiver Pierre Garcon

and defensive end Keyunta Dawson.

The Jets have deactivated defensive linemen Ropati Pitoitua and

Howard Green, linebackers Kenwin Cummings and Marques Murrell,

guard Matt Slauson, quarterback Kevin O’Connell and running back

Chauncey Washington.