(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By CLIFF BRUNT Associated Press An already improving Colts defense is adding linebacker Robert Mathis back into the mix.
The four-time Pro Bowl player expects to play Sunday against Miami after missing the previous three games with a knee injury.
''That's the plan,'' he said Thursday. ''Looking forward to being out there with the fellas again.''
Mathis has five sacks in four games this season. He got a limited number of snaps in practice Wednesday, but doesn't expect any limitations Sunday.
''I'm feeling pretty good,'' he said. ''I'm itching to be out there.''
Among the people most excited about Mathis' return: defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.
''He's a Pro Bowler,'' Manusky said. ''He's a difference maker, and that's what we're looking for on Sunday out of him.''
Mathis' injury has meant more than a loss of production.
''I think more than the play itself, the sacks, is the passion he brings to the game,'' Colts interim coach Bruce Arians sa...