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INDIANAPOLISOutside of the 12 unrestricted free agents left for the Colts this offseason, they do have a few more decisions to make among their restricted free agents.

 

The Colts have 6 restricted free agents in 2019 and 2 exclusive rights free agents.

 

Exact definitions for RFAs and ERFAs can be found here.

 

Basically, if the Colts want these guys to return in 2019, they will tender them on a very small contract. And if another team wants to pursue that player, the Colts can match any offer. RFAs have played fewer than 4 years in the league. Exclusive RFAS have played fewer than 3 years in the league.

 

Here is a look at the RFAs for the Colts in 2019:

 

OL-Evan Boehm: The 25-year-old lineman stepped up for the Colts in 2018. Boehm, who was signed by the Colts following Matt Slauson going on injured reserve in early October, started 4 games in place of Ryan Kelly. Boehm, a 2016 fourth-round pick, is a guy that Chris Ballard has mentioned as a nice depth piece in the interior.

 

S-Matthias Farley: Easily one of the favorite players of the Colts staff, Farley’s 2018 season ended after a wrist injury in Week Five. The reliable Farley should be good to go for the spring. Insurance is needed at safety so bringing the dependable Farley back makes plenty of sense, for depth on defense and special teams responsibilities.

 

CB-Chris Milton: A Ryan Grigson signing, Milton has carved out a really niche role on special teams. Year-after-year, Milton continues to earn a roster spot thanks to his tremendous special teams play. Milton was an undrafted free agent by the Colts in 2016.

 

S-Corey Moore: The Colts claimed Moore off waivers just before the start of the 2018 season. Moore’s primary contributions with the Colts came on special teams, as he played in 15 games. Moore is a 2015 undrafted free agent of the Texans.

 

WR-Chester Rogers: Like Milton, Rogers was a 2016 undrafted free agent of the Colts. The team’s punt returner, Rogers also hauled in 53 catches for 485 yards last season, easily the second highest number for an Indy wide receiver in 2018.

 

TE-Ross Travis: The intriguing tight end suffered an unfortunate torn ACL during the 2018 preseason finale. That sent Travis to injured reserve after he was looking like a 53-man roster target. Travis rehabbed in Indy throughout the ’18 season.

 

Here is a look at the ERFAs for the Colts in 2019:

 

WR-Marcus Johnson: A season-ending ankle injury for Johnson actually led to the signing of Dontrelle Inman back in mid-October. The Colts staff has mentioned Johnson, 24, as a player they want to see more of. Johnson was acquired by the Colts via trade just before the start of the 2018 season. Johnson had 6 catches for 102 yards in 5 games last year.

 

LS-Luke Rhodes: For the last two years, Rhodes has been the long snapper in Indianapolis. Not only does Rhodes, 26, snap to Rigoberto Sanchez, but he’s shown a nice ability to make tackles downfield on a very sound punt coverage unit.

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