INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Colts defense will have it's biggest playmaker back on the field Sunday when they host Miami, and his bookend pro bowler couldn't be happier.
Robert Mathis says he's good to go after missing the last three games with a sprained knee, and Dwight Freeney is thrilled. Mathis leads the team with five sacks in four games, dropping quarterbacks in seven straight dating back to last season.
Without him, the pass rush has been practically non-existent, only three sacks in the last three contests. The four-time pro-bowler told me today this is the longest stretch of games he's missed in his decade with the Colts, and it's driving him crazy, but getting back with D-Free puts a smile on his face.
"We've been at it for ten years together. He's been here eleven years, me ten, so it's good to be back out there playing with him. I feed off him, he feeds off me, and we quarterback hate together," laughed Mathis.
Freeney, who's finally practicing without a limp from the high ankle sprain he suffered in the season opener in Chicago needs his running mate.
That's great," said Freeney, who has struggled a bit this season. "Hopefully we can string some games together like back in the day how we used to do, but it's great to have my partner in crime back, definitely."
As of this writing, the Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is battling a sore thigh and knee, and his coach has yet to name him the starter at Lucas Oil Stadium.