FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
—PK Matt Stover is not expected back. Stover may retire if he cannot work out a deal with another team that will be in the Super Bowl hunt for the 2010 season.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)
— G/T Daniel Federkeil (not tendered as RFA) could be back for the 2010 season. A former college defensive end, Federkeil has made a nice transition to NFL offensive lineman in recent years.
— S Aaron Francisco (not tendered as RFA) was a nice addition to the Colts' special teams this year. He also played well as a backup safety. He may return for 2010 season.
— LB Tyjuan Hagler (not tendered as RFA) wants to come back, but injuries have really slowed his career. He has played well when healthy but just can't stay on the field. He was a free agent last year and then was brought back with a one-year contract after being on the market for awhile.
— LB Freddy Keiaho (not tendered as RFA) was a free agent after the 2008 season and was not re-signed until just before the start of training camp. He can play all three linebacking positions, which should help his value to the Colts. But whether the team brings him back for a second straight one-year deal remains questionable.
— CB/PR T.J. Rushing (not tendered as RFA) has proved to be a pretty good punt returner who can also fill in at cornerback if needed. Rushing is not a game-breaking or game-changing type of punt returner, but he has been pretty solid in handling kicks. The Colts, though, may decide to tweak their return game in the offseason.
— OT Michael Toudouze (not tendered as ERFA) can play either offensive tackle spot, although he is probably best suited to right offensive tackle. Toudouze has bounced between the team's practice squad and regular-season active roster since being selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
— S Antoine Bethea (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation) should be back in 2010. He's a valuable member of the Colts' secondary who earned another Pro Bowl selection in 2009.
— S Melvin Bullitt (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation) is expected to return next season. Bullitt has filled in admirably for the often-injured Bob Sanders over the last couple of seasons. He has made himself into a good NFL safety.
— DT Antonio Johnson (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation) has proven to be a diamond in the rough since coming to Indianapolis two years ago. He has bolstered the team's defensive line play ever since he was signed off the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.
— OT Charlie Johnson (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation) is a valuable offensive lineman for the Colts. He can play both guard and both offensive tackle spots. He has even lined up at tight end on occasion. Johnson is too good a role player to leave. He is expected to return in 2010.
— DT Daniel Muir (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation) has teamed with Antonio Johnson to give the Colts a pretty good set of inside defensive tackles. Muir lost weight and has transformed his game since arriving in Indianapolis. The coaching staff really likes him.
— LB Gary Brackett: UFA; $33M/5 yrs, $12M guaranteed.
— OG Andy Alleman: Not tendered as RFA by Chiefs; 1 yr. terms unknown.
— DT J.D. Skolnitsky (waivers Redskins).
— OT Adam Terry: Not tendered as RFA by Ravens; 1 yr, terms unknown.
—WR Hank Baskett: Not tendered as RFA/Eagles; 1 yrs, terms unknown.
—DE Raheem Brock (released).
—CB Marlin Jackson: Not tendered as RFA/Eagles; $6M/2 yrs.
—CB Tim Jennings: Not tendered as RFA/Bears; 2 yrs, terms unknown.
— OG Ryan Lilja (released (failed physical).
— QB Jim Sorgi (released).
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