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After hearing conflicting reports for the past week, the Colts have finally locked up Robert Mathis for a long term deal this afternoon. Last week, Bob Kravitz reported that talks between the two parties were "warming up," but later reports claimed that no negotiations had yet to take place. Earlier today, Adam Schefter tweeted the following:   Colts trying to sign DE Robert Mathis to a new deal but if they can't, they told him they will use franchise tag on him by today's deadline. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2012 Right before the 4 PM deadline, it was released that the Colts had franchised Mathis, but that the two sides were close to a new deal. 20 minutes later, Mike Chappell of the Indy Star and Anthony Calhoun of WISH-TV both confirmed the agreement of a new deal. First the tag, then more. Colts and Robert Mathis have agreed on long-term deal. Good for both sides. — Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 5, 2012 BREAKING: The #Col...
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