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
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