INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are letting all of their free agents listen to the open market.
In what has been Chris Ballard’s normal mode of operations, he has let a long list of in-house free agents test what could be out there.
A few hours into Monday’s legal tampering period, the Colts did re-sign tight end Mo Alie-Cox. A reminder, free agency officially begins on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.
Free Agency Tracker
-Mark Glowinski signed with the Giants (reportedly 3 years and $20 million)
-Re-Signed Zaire Franklin (reportedly 3 years and $12 million)
-George Odum signed with the 49ers (reportedly 3 years for $10 million)
-Al-Quadin Muhammad signed with the Bears (reportedly 2 years for $10 million)
-Zach Pascal signed with the Eagles
Unless, the Colts strike a deal with one of the 17 names below, these free agents will be on the open market starting Wednesday afternoon.
Here are the Colts 2022 free agents:
- RB-Marlon Mack (Age: 25): This cordial partnership has to be coming to an end. Mack wanted to get traded during last season but never matriculated on that front. The Colts had Mack as a healthy scratch in 11 games and didn’t have a single carry once the season reached November.
- WR-T.Y. Hilton (Age: 32): It sounds like Hilton wants to keep playing. So the Colts will then have to weigh his level of play going into Year 11 combined with his leadership presence. For Hilton to still play, he’s going to have to take a pay cut. His camp will argue that the Carson Wentz issues played into Hilton’s quiet production (23 catches for 331 yards, 3 TDs in 10 games).
- OT-Sam Tevi (Age: 27): Tevi had a terrible training camp and then tore his ACL in the preseason finale. Tevi has 44 career starts in 5 NFL seasons.
- OT-Eric Fisher (Age: 31): Do the Colts think Fisher has another gear left, as he enters his second year removed from a devastating Achilles injury? The early chatter is that the Colts and Fisher are not aligned in making this partnership a two-year relationship. Fisher struggled majorly in protection this past year, coming off that torn Achilles. Of course, the other left tackle options don’t offer much comfortability.
- OT-Julie’n Davenport (Age: 27): So that’s why Davenport was on the open market this past year. Davenport’s days of being an every day starter are gone. He’s a depth guy at tackle.
- OG-Chris Reed (Age: 29): With his play this past year, Reed might have just earned himself the first look at a Day 1 starting RG for the Colts in 2022. Reed started 6 games this past year for the Colts and filled in very well. He would rank pretty high on a list to ‘bring back’ in 2022. With free agent Mark Glowinski signing with the Giants, I see Reed or Danny Pinter as the ‘22 starter at right guard.
- DE-Isaac Rochell (Age: 26): The Colts dressed/used Rochell a lot more than Ben Banogu last year. The Notre Dame product didn’t do a whole lot though, playing 177 snaps in 12 games, finishing the year with 17 tackles (0 for loss, 0 sacks, 3 QB hits).
- DE-Kemoko Turay (Age: 26): After missing 21 games due to an ankle injury the previous two years, Turay was out of the lineup for 4 games this season. He did finish the year with a career-best 5.5 sacks (8 quarterback hits). While Turay has 12.0 sacks in 38 career games, you wonder how many chances the Colts will give him to fulfill that tantalizing potential?
- DT-Antwaun Woods (Age: 29): Woods went on injured reserve in December. He played 74 snaps in 7 games with the Colts last year.
- DT-Taylor Stallworth (Age: 26): While Hard Knocks has showcased the great personality Stallworth brings, he also dialed up some frequent interior pressure. Stallworth had 12 QB hits as a reserve defensive tackle.
- LB-Matthew Adams (Age: 26): A 2018 7th round pick, the rookie contract has run out for Adams. In the last two seasons, Adams has played just 1 defensive snap, being used exclusively on special teams.
- CB-Xavier Rhodes (Age: 31): Injuries caught up to Rhodes in 2022, with him missing 4 games (he had missed 3 total games in the previous 4 years). Rhodes allowed a higher completion percentage, passer rating and missed more tackles in 2021. Father Time looks to have hit Rhodes a bit.
- CB-T.J. Carrie (Age: 31): Like Rhodes, Carrie battled injuries and poor play in their second seasons in Indy. Carrie missed 6 games (he had missed 5 in his 7-year career before this season). Carrie also struggled in coverage compared to 2020.
- S-Andrew Sendejo (Age: 34): Sendejo was an in-season signing and actually started 10 games with the injuries at safety.
- K-Michael Badgley (Age: 26): Will it be a kicking competition between Badgley and Rodrigo Blankenship at Grand Park come August? Badgley went 18-of-21 on field goals and 39-of-39 on extra points in 12 games as the Colts kicker.