Report: Colts And Robert Mathis Agree To Tentative Deal, Might Still Be Tagged UPDATE Mathis Tagged, Agrees To New Deal

The deadline to tag free agents with the "franchise tag" has come and gone. Quite literally at the deadline, Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz, once again playing "reporter," broke this little bit of news on Twitter:

Seven minutes later, NFL.com's Albert Breer tweeted this:

Both men agree that the Colts have worked out some kind of deal with Mathis, which, of course, is fantastic news. However, the detail of whether or not he will be franchised is a pretty significant one. If Robert has agreed to a deal, then the Colts could use their tag on someone like, say, Pierre Garcon.

If they use the tag on Mathis, well, that's it then. Garcon, Reggie Wayne, and Jacob Tamme are all essentially free to sign with other teams when free agency starts.

It will be interesting to see if Kravitz botches the franchise tag element. The Sports Xchange's Len Pasquarelli all but said Kravitz's report from last week, that negotiations between Mathis and the Colts were "warming up considerably," was a load of bull.

Regardless, it's good news that Mathis will be a Colt as we enter this "New Era" for the franchise.

[UPDATE]: Robert was indeed tagged, but he doesn't seem to upset about it:

Bob Kravitz has since updated his twitter timeline to clarify why he initially reported Mathis would not be tagged.

[UPDATE 2]: Mathis agrees to a new deal, per Jason Spells of WRTV in Indianapolis.

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