The guard last played in a game in September of 2013, and he had just been activated from the physically unable to perform list Friday. In addition, cutting Thomas saves the Colts $3.75 million against the salary cap.
Mathis missed the 2014 season after tearing his Achilles and there is no timetable for his return. Meanwhile, Thomas is recovering from a quad injury, which also cost him the entire 2014 season.
Part of the reason for the shuffling is that a pair of linemen, right tackle
"We've got some guys that we're moving around," coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN. "Come training camp, still going to be some competition."
"If I had to put a gauge on it percentage wise, I couldn't give you that right now," Thomas said. "My main thing is just I'm not 100 percent right now. The hardest thing about that is the being able to try to get back to that."
Thomas has played in two games since signing with the Colts before the 2013 season.
"At the end of the day, it's frustrating at times because nobody knows how I look 100 percent healthy," he said. "It's not an easy feeling to go through something like this, but at the same time, you have to deal with it and take it day by day and try to get back and hopefully when the dust settles show everybody what you can do."
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