Colts secure free agents

Colts secure free agents

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Since: Jan 07

Indy

#1 Feb 15, 2007
It's good to see the Colts on the move. There is no time off in the NFL.
Curious

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Feb 15, 2007
Why re-sign all of these players when You still have to re-sign Freeney, Rhodes,Morris, etc.(your starters).

I'm not saying they are doing anything wrong, just not clear on the mindset. I guess these are the easy guys and I'm guessing their paychecks aren't a big hit to the Cap.

Anyone else have thoughts on this?

If the colts get some help for Bob Sanders and the rest of the Defense on stopping the run, Look out NFL here we come again. The way the playoffs went, I said they were sandbagging all year, but I realize that was just me joking. They were probably coached into that situation so that they didn't get burned by a pass and finally the coaches realized they were getting burned by the running game more. So they changed their mindset and viola!
Kudos to the coaching staff and the players. Hard to prepare for a team that hasn't shown they can stop the run all year and then they hold your back to 35 yds.:P LJ.

Sorry I'm rambling.
Love Colts & Football
Play Hard

Fort Thomas, KY

#3 Feb 15, 2007
A who's who of no name players. Sign the big dogs.
rick james

Dallas, TX

#4 Feb 15, 2007
Curious wrote:
Why re-sign all of these players when You still have to re-sign Freeney, Rhodes,Morris, etc.(your starters).
I'm not saying they are doing anything wrong, just not clear on the mindset. I guess these are the easy guys and I'm guessing their paychecks aren't a big hit to the Cap.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
If the colts get some help for Bob Sanders and the rest of the Defense on stopping the run, Look out NFL here we come again. The way the playoffs went, I said they were sandbagging all year, but I realize that was just me joking. They were probably coached into that situation so that they didn't get burned by a pass and finally the coaches realized they were getting burned by the running game more. So they changed their mindset and viola!
Kudos to the coaching staff and the players. Hard to prepare for a team that hasn't shown they can stop the run all year and then they hold your back to 35 yds.:P LJ.
Sorry I'm rambling.
Love Colts & Football
u have to realize that nfl contracts are not guaranteed and im sure that none of these players received a signing bonus more than a few thousand dollars if any at all.. therefore the only way these players will be compensated is if they make the colts' roster come september... by signing these players the Colts have locked them up which gives them time to evaluate them without any substantial compensation to do it...
midwestspicoli

Utica, KY

#5 Feb 15, 2007
I'VE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF MOST OF THOES GUYS, GET TO SIGNING THE REAL DEALS LIKE FREENEY AND JUNE!
SUPERBOWL DVD COUNTDOWN

Utica, KY

#6 Feb 15, 2007
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midwestspicoli

Utica, KY

#7 Feb 15, 2007
Curious wrote:
Why re-sign all of these players when You still have to re-sign Freeney, Rhodes,Morris, etc.(your starters).
I'm not saying they are doing anything wrong, just not clear on the mindset. I guess these are the easy guys and I'm guessing their paychecks aren't a big hit to the Cap.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
If the colts get some help for Bob Sanders and the rest of the Defense on stopping the run, Look out NFL here we come again. The way the playoffs went, I said they were sandbagging all year, but I realize that was just me joking. They were probably coached into that situation so that they didn't get burned by a pass and finally the coaches realized they were getting burned by the running game more. So they changed their mindset and viola!
Kudos to the coaching staff and the players. Hard to prepare for a team that hasn't shown they can stop the run all year and then they hold your back to 35 yds.:P LJ.
Sorry I'm rambling.
Love Colts & Football
Thoes better not be big checks I don't want to see June and Freeney go.
Practice Squad

Bloomington, IN

#8 Feb 15, 2007
Curious wrote:
Why re-sign all of these players when You still have to re-sign Freeney, Rhodes,Morris, etc.(your starters).
I'm not saying they are doing anything wrong, just not clear on the mindset. I guess these are the easy guys and I'm guessing their paychecks aren't a big hit to the Cap.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
If the colts get some help for Bob Sanders and the rest of the Defense on stopping the run, Look out NFL here we come again. The way the playoffs went, I said they were sandbagging all year, but I realize that was just me joking. They were probably coached into that situation so that they didn't get burned by a pass and finally the coaches realized they were getting burned by the running game more. So they changed their mindset and viola!
Kudos to the coaching staff and the players. Hard to prepare for a team that hasn't shown they can stop the run all year and then they hold your back to 35 yds.:P LJ.
Sorry I'm rambling.
Love Colts & Football
These are guys that are not in uniform on Sundays. Every team is doing this. Occassionally a few of them make it off the practice squad to become part of the Sunday team.
Steve

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 15, 2007
Wow do some research on the off season process and contract negotiations before commenting. Big name contracts will come later..... calm down.
Rondo

Perth Amboy, NJ

#10 Feb 15, 2007
Devin Aromashodu is a good prospect. He has a nice upside. Won't be surprise if he made the Colts next year.
Brett in Carmel

United States

#11 Feb 15, 2007
Curious wrote:
Why re-sign all of these players when You still have to re-sign Freeney, Rhodes,Morris, etc.(your starters).
I'm not saying they are doing anything wrong, just not clear on the mindset. I guess these are the easy guys and I'm guessing their paychecks aren't a big hit to the Cap.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?
If the colts get some help for Bob Sanders and the rest of the Defense on stopping the run, Look out NFL here we come again. The way the playoffs went, I said they were sandbagging all year, but I realize that was just me joking. They were probably coached into that situation so that they didn't get burned by a pass and finally the coaches realized they were getting burned by the running game more. So they changed their mindset and viola!
Kudos to the coaching staff and the players. Hard to prepare for a team that hasn't shown they can stop the run all year and then they hold your back to 35 yds.:P LJ.
Sorry I'm rambling.
Love Colts & Football
Becaue these guys combined won't make what Freeney will get paid...

Relax, Freeney will be franchised

However, I would bet that Rhodes is gone as is Morris who both are going to get as much money as possible on the open market, as their playing days are limited. Personally, I don't blame them, they have both given the Colts, the hometown discount on their latest contracts and should be rewarded with what is out there via free agency...

They got their ring here...now its time to set themselves up for life. And contrary to popular opinion that is likely not accomplished yet. Not to the lifestyle they have become accustom to living, especially considering they will have to get real jobs in the next few years to pass the time.
Rookie

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Feb 15, 2007
I get the process a little. Yes I do hop they re-sign June, Freeney, and Rhodes. Everyone does. They were all assets to the team. But if you have to sign underminers that won't play at all just to keep the top players, than I say GO AHEAD! make us proud.
Another Brick

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Feb 15, 2007
I believe that they are allowed to count a portion of $$ paid before a certain date (used to be March 15th but I think they moved it up)against the 2006 cap instead of 2007. It is wise to use up any 2006 cap space they may have had left in this manner (obviously they wouldn't have enough 2006 $$ left to even think about absorbing Freeny's $$ or one of the other key starters in this manner).
BillyBaroo

United States

#14 Feb 15, 2007
I can only hope now that we have a CHAMPIONSHIP football team instead of just a winning one people will educate themselves about the siging and team contracts process. These are guys who will probably never see the field but may have potential. Dom Rhodes was one of these types of players, undrafted but had potential. Read up before you post, this will have no effect on Dwight, Cato or Dom, these are probably going to be practice squad people and NFL Europe, which does not count against the salary cap.

Since: Jan 07

Bloomington, IN

#15 Feb 15, 2007
Well, these guys combined aren't making as much as any 1 big name guy in the league. I see Freeney and June coming back. Unfortunately however I don't see Rhodes making a return simply because of his playoff performances. He'll think he needs more money, and unfortunately, the Colts probably won't have it.

Either way, lets hope we get the full team back!
brad

Oxford, OH

#16 Feb 15, 2007
These guys are just roster fillers. No more no less. Some guys may have a little more upside and have a shot at making the team. But for the most part these are just bodies for training camp. They have no affect whatsoever on re-signing free agents. Don't get your panties all in a bunch.
Walter Skinner

Toledo, OH

#17 Feb 15, 2007
It's interesting to know that these FAs are now making what guys like Berry, Donovan, Ameche, Marchetti, Curry, Szymanski, Smith, and even Unitas were making way back around the time Joe Namath was signed for a then unheard of $400,000.

Oh, how times have changed.

The Sanders, Junes and Freeneys will get signed. One way or another...so don't fret.
Alberta Colts fan

Taber, Canada

#18 Feb 15, 2007
One name of interest is Kenton Keith. He played for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the CFL last season and most believe he is the best runningback from the CFL. He's still young and tried out with the Jets a few seasons ago. This guy can cut and weave through traffic and has unbelievable speed. He is so strong at changing directions, he often made a lot of people look silly. He's not the next Edgerrin James, but I have a feeling he might get a shot at returning punts next season.
Don in Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Feb 15, 2007
Is it really necessary to sign all these players before signing the veterans from our Super Bowl team? Is this a wake-up that some of the vets will not be resigned? Eighteen ball players in total here, just how much money does that put toward the salary cap moneys? How much could have gone to resign the vets? In other words, will there be appreciation in the form of new contracts to the free agents/Super Bowl Champion free agents or what? I hope there is reasoning that makes sense to these signings.
LARRY S

Greenwood, MS

#20 Feb 15, 2007
What about Dwight, Dominic, & Cato. I haven't heard of these other guys????

To have a chance to repeat in 2008; they must sign as mano of "THE BIG 6 AS POSSIBLE!!!!!"

GO COLTS/2 in 2008!!!!!

LARRY S

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