INDIANAPOLIS, OCT. 13 -- Eric Dickerson and the Indianapolis Colts patched up their differences today, the star running back signing a four-year contract extension.

Dickerson will take a physical on Monday and is scheduled to practice on Tuesday. He is expected to play against Denver on Oct. 21. Indianapolis is off Sunday.

"It's been a long haul," Dickerson said. "I'm glad it's behind me. I like to keep the past behind me."

Dickerson said he felt fine and anticipated no problems passing Monday's physical.

Dickerson, his attorney and advisers reached the agreement in a meeting with owner Robert Irsay, Colts attorney Michael Chernoff and General Manager Jim Irsay.

Dickerson has been on the reserve non-football injury list since the start of the season. He is eligible to be activated Wednesday.

No financial terms were announced. Dickerson had been scheduled to receive $1.45 million in 1990, the last year of his contract. However, he stands to lose more than $600,000 after being placed on the non-football injury list and suspended for four weeks for conduct detrimental to the team.

He has been bickering with teammates and management for some time. Today he said he was wrong in criticizing his offensive linemen.

"I like winning, and what I said may have been said out of frustration. I most definitely would not talk about my teammates" again, he said. "This is wrong, but when you're frustrated you do a lot of things."