Mathis set to start Sunday vs. Dolphins

Colts linebacker Robert Mathis says he expects to play Sunday against Miami after missing the previous three games with a knee injury.

Mathis, a four-time Pro Bowl player, has five sacks in four games this season. He got a limited number of snaps during Wednesday's practice and came out feeling good. He does not expect limitations on Sunday.

Mathis is one of several Colts players who have dealt with injuries this season. Defensive end Cory Redding, outside linebacker Dwight Freeney and inside linebacker Pat Angerer have returned from injuries.

Even with the adjustments the coaching staff has been forced to make, the defense has allowed just 26 points combined in wins over Cleveland and Tennessee the past two weeks.