Colts Quick Hits

More details on Joseph Addai's contract ... Peyton Manning's rating drops on one list ... meanwhile, the Colts can scratch an offseason prospect off their list ... an update on a pair of former Colts and more in today's Quick Hits!

Addai's Deal:Rookie running back Joseph Addai's contract has been widely reported as a 5-year deal that could be worth as much as $11.65 million with incentives. Since then, ColtPower has learned that Addai received a $500,000 signing bonus as part of his $4.76 million in guaranteed money. We've also learned that some of the escalators that could push him to the $11.65 million mark are based on rushing yardage totals and earning Rookie of the Year honors. His salary totals are very cap-friendly for the Colts to help them absorb the incentive payouts:

2006: 275,000
2007: 1.218 million
2008: $1.462 million
2009: $1.466 million
2010: $814,000

Former Colt Update: Former Colts tight end Marcus Pollard is having a good camp so far for the Lions. While splitting time with fellow tight end Casey FitzSimmons working with the first unit, Pollard recently hauled in a touchdown from quarterback Jon Kitna as the team worked on its red zone offense. Later the same day during an 11-on-11 light scrimmage, Pollard broke free from his defender and grabbed a 15-yard score from Kitna.

"I got some opportunities today," said Pollard. "Mike's (Martz) got a great offense and he's giving me opportunities to make some plays ... He called my number and I fortunately got open and made some plays today."

Another former Colt joined Pollard and offensive lineman Rick DeMulling in Detroit over the weekend. DT Lynn McGruder, who was only on the 53-man roster for a couple of days last year, was released by Tampa Bay last week, but since then has landed with the Lions.

Manning's rating drops: SI.com's Fortunate 50 lists the highest paid athletes. In 2005, Tiger Woods led the list by far with a $97.6 million year. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who finished in seventh place in 2004, dropped to eighteenth in 2005. His $21.5 million included a $10 million salary and an NFL-high $11.5 million from endorsements.

Scratch 'em off the list: During the offseason, the Colts had expressed some interest in former Titans cornerback Tony Beckham. He was rumored to be on their short list if they had some injuries at that position during training camp. Should that occur, the Colts will have to look elsewhere now as Beckham has been signed by the Vikings.

Morris surprised: Colts linebacker Rob Morris, who was packing up to move into a new house prior to arriving at training camp, came across his old football card collection. As he glanced through some of the cards, he found an old card of former Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda from when he was a quarterback with the Steelers. Morris, who knows Marchibroda from his more recent years in the Colts radio broadcast booth, didn't know that the former coach had played quarterback in the NFL. "I just might have to have him sign it," he said.


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