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Date: Team: Pos:

Colts extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent ILB Jerrell Freeman.

The second-round tender is worth just over $2 million. Freeman has been a key contributor since leaving the CFL to sign with Indy in 2012, averaging 122 tackles while piling up nine sacks, three picks and eight forced fumbles.
Source: colts.com
Mar 5 - 5:29 PM

Colts re-signed exclusive rights free agents RB Dan Herron, OLB Cam Johnson and LB Daniel Adongo.

Keeping Herron was a no-brainer after he ran circles around Trent Richardson last season, averaging 4.5 yards per carry with 21 catches. It's worth noting that "Boom" was less effective in the playoffs, posting a 3.77 YPC on 65 totes. He should remain a part of Indy's 2015 backfield, but the Colts won't want to enter Week 1 with Herron as the starter.
Mar 5 - 5:09 PM

Colts re-signed LS Matt Overton to a four-year contract.

The Colts' long snapper each of the past three seasons, Overton had been a restricted free agent.
Mar 3 - 7:41 PM

Free agent Cory Redding isn't sure if he'll play in 2015.

Redding is coming off a strong 2014, and the Colts need defensive line help after cutting Ricky Jean-Francois. But Redding has already played longer than he expected, saying his original goal was a ten-year career (last season was his 12th). An entrepreneur and philanthropist off the field, it's possible Redding decides to hang up his cleats. If he does return, the Colts would be thrilled to have him back.
Mar 3 - 9:17 AM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder "senses motivation from both sides" as the Colts look to re-sign free agent FS Mike Adams.

Adams was a bright spot for the Colts' secondary in 2014, logging five interceptions and his first Pro Bowl nod. The No. 11 safety in Rotoworld's free agent rankings, it sounds like Adams isn't going anywhere.
Mar 2 - 1:55 PM

Colts LG Donald Thomas is a candidate to be released.

Thomas spent all of 2014 on I.R. with a quad injury. He's unlikely to be back at his $3.75 million cap hit after missing 30-of-32 possible games the last two seasons. The Colts would leave only $500,000 in dead money by releasing Thomas.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 28 - 5:35 PM

ESPN's Mike Wells doesn't see any way the Colts can repair their relationship with Trent Richardson.

Richardson is owed a guaranteed $3.18 million, but the Colts can void his salary due to a team-imposed suspension. He remains a strong candidate to be cut despite a looming NFLPA battle. Releasing Richardson would leave Dan Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard as the Colts' only running backs.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 28 - 5:23 PM

Free agent Reggie Wayne recently underwent triceps surgery and is mulling whether to play or retire.

36 years old and having lost his effectiveness, Wayne would command no more than minimum-salary offers if he did decide to play one more season. He tore his ACL in 2013 and his triceps in 2014. The Colts would be better off moving forward with Donte Moncrief as the "X" receiver to T.Y. Hilton's Z.
Feb 27 - 4:26 PM

Colts re-signed QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Seven months shy of his 40th birthday, Hasselbeck is returning for a third year of backing up Andrew Luck. Hasselbeck had appeared a candidate for retirement, as he actually called a game for FOX during the Colts' bye week last season. The longtime Seahawks starter has attempted just 56 passes the past two seasons, and appeared slight when on the field. He'd likely be a disaster if forced into extended action, but the Colts clearly value his veteran "presence."
Feb 26 - 7:36 PM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson indicated at the Combine that he's unsure of free agent Reggie Wayne's desire to keep playing.

Wayne's performance fell off a cliff in 2014 as he attempted to return from a torn ACL at age 36. He had a negative impact on Indianapolis' offense. Grigson acknowledged Wayne still means a lot "to the organization," but his future is "up in the air." We would not expect Wayne back in Indy.
Feb 19 - 2:40 PM

T.Y. Hilton has re-hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.

Andrew Luck is the more ballyhooed Colt entering the final year of his rookie contract, but Hilton was the home run hit by GM Ryan Grigson in the third round of that 2012 draft. He's under contract for just one more season and eligible for an extension. Despite his small stature, Hilton can play on the outside much like Mike Wallace. The Colts may lock up both Luck and Hilton this offseason. Luck will be top priority. Hilton will likely be looking for close to $10 million annually.
Feb 17 - 9:47 PM

Sources tell the Indianapolis Star Trent Richardson's absence from the Colts' walk-through and team flight before the AFC Championship Game was due to "serious complications" with his girlfriend's pregnancy.

Per the sources, T-Rich's girlfriend was "experiencing contractions and appeared to be in premature labor at just 28 weeks of pregnancy." That would certainly be a valid reason to miss a walk-through, but sources say T-Rich didn't alert the team in a "timely manner." It's an important issue, as Richardson's resulting suspension means his fully guaranteed $3.184 million for 2015 could be voided. If the Colts take that step, they'll undoubtedly have a fight on their hands.
Feb 17 - 7:36 PM

Robert Mathis' (Achilles') agent denies he suffered a setback, and still hopes he'll be ready for OTAs.

We're not sure who to believe, but even if this report is true, it's way too early for the Colts to count on Mathis being available for OTAs. Mathis turns 34 in 10 days, and Achilles' tears are very tough to recover from. Don't expect Mathis to be the same player we saw in 2013 when he recorded an NFL-best 19.5 sacks.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 3:04 PM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis suffered a slight setback while rehabbing his Achilles' tear.

Mathis originally blew out his Achilles' in early September. It's a massive injury, especially for a player that will turn 34 next week. He certainly doesn't need any complications. We'd consider Mathis questionable for training camp. It's doubtful the five-time Pro Bowler will ever truly return to form.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 16 - 10:01 AM

WDTN in Ohio reports free agent Ahmad Bradshaw was charged with marijuana possession last week.

Bradshaw was pulled over during a traffic stop outside of Dayton, Ohio. The passenger in his car is being charged with two counts of drug possession. Entering his age-29 season and coming off injury, Bradshaw will now be subject to the personal conduct policy. His court date is scheduled for February 17. This is an obvious concern for Bradshaw's free agent stock.
Feb 13 - 6:07 PM


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