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Unless I'm missing something, Mathis is under contract next year. Ahem:
"The five-year extension that Mathis signed on Monday carries through the 2011 season and is worth $30 million. The deal includes an initial signing bonus of $8.1 million and a roster bonus of $3.9 million due next March. There are subsequent roster bonuses of $2 million each in 2008 and 2009 and of $1 million apiece in 2010 and 2011."
Also, Mike Chappell ran a piece the other day with a run down of significant Colt free agents but didn't mention Mathis.
Good article though. Has anyone at Coltzilla considered doing this sort of contract/salary cap breakdown a little more in-depth and giving it a place on the site? It's a resource the Colts community has been lacking since Coltscap is no longer functional.
crosspatch You're absolutely right about Mathis, crosspatch. I misread the entry in Rotoworld and am going to correct that now. Thanks for the comment!
I had also noticed that ColtsCap.net is no longer functional. I think we can definitely consider maintaining that information here.
One thing I don't like is that the team can't sign anyone. Reason being is FA's which all those not under contract are can't be signed until after the new CBA is reached. Until then all we can do is speculate and probably so so till after the Draft. This will also hurt any analysis of draft picks that may be hinged on what happens with Bob Sanders and Joseph Addai as we may not know till after the draft happens.