Colts Free Agency Tracker: March 5th Update

The opening weekend of free agency was a quite one for the World Champion Colts who are testing the free agent market. Outside of Dominic Rhodes, no one else made a visit in the initial flurry of activity. And the Colts re-signed one of their own.

ColtPower will keep you updated throughout free agency on all the Colts visits and signings through our Colts Free Agency Tracker. Be sure to check back daily (or more frequently) to stay up on all of the activity surrounding Colts free agents, and free agents from other teams who could become Colts!

Here's the status of the Colts based on reports we've been receiving from our network of NFL publishers and experts, agents, and other NFL sources. The most recent updates have been rotated to the top:

LB Rob Morris (UFA):  Has re-signed with the Colts. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
LB Cato June (UFA):  Some teams with early rumored interest include the Ravens, Lions and Panthers and Giants, but he didn't have a visit over the weekend. According to one of our sources, the Ravens have lost interest due to their weekend signing of Jarret Johnson. 
RB Dominic Rhodes (UFA):  Rhodes' Friday visit to the Giants extended into Saturday. While the Jets would have been a logical place for him to visit while he was out there, he didn't visit anyone on Sunday.
CB Nick Harper (UFA):  Rumors have been floating that he was drawing interest from the Jets and Vikings, but he didn't go anywhere over the weekend. Harper isn't likely to return to Indy. But he may not get a huge deal either.  ColtPower's Jerry Langton pointed out in a recent Insiders feature, "Although he has been a solid contributor to a Super Bowl champion, the market for undersized, 33-year-old corners who lack deep speed and bring along considerable legal baggage may not be as lucrative as he hopes." 
S Mike Doss (UFA): Although Doss is rumored to be drawing interest from Tampa Bay and Cleveland, he didn't have a visit over the weekend.
RG Jake Scott (RFA): The former 5th-round pick was tendered at the second-round compensation level. It won't be tough for him to draw an offer higher than his $1.3 million one-year deal. And for a Super Bowl-caliber guard with a good health history, a team might surrender a second-rounder versus taking their chance on a high draft pick prospect.
WR Brandon Stokley (UFA): Still likely to draw some offers despite his three injuries last year that resulted in him only catching 8 passes in 2007 in four game appearances and one start. The Colts could circle back after releasing him, but Stokely was due a $500,000 roster bonus and a $2.1 million salary this season.
DT Montae Reagor (UFA):  Sidelined following Week 5 due to an auto accident that left him with serious head and facial injuries, Reagor was due a $1.05 million roster bonus and $2 million base salary for 2007 so the Colts had to release him. Early speculation is that he's more likely to return than Stokley.
DE Bo Schobel (RFA): He's the only RFA that the Colts didn't tender. He's unlikely to return for anything more than a one-year minimum.
LG Ryan Lilja (RFA): Tendered at the second-round compensation level since he was undrafted and the Colts wouldn't have received any compensation otherwise. Lilja is highly talented with a great attitude to boot, but teams might not be as active in pursuing him as Scott since he started just five games this season largely due to knee problems that dated back to training camp.
DE Josh Thomas (RFA): The backup DE is a good fit for the Colts. They tendered him at the second-round pick level, which should be good enough to keep him in Indy.
LB Gilbert Gardner (RFA): Signed to a low-round tender as an unrestricted free agent. The Colts get a third-round pick if he gets an offer they decide not to match.
WR Aaron Moorehead (UFA):  He really came on down the stretch for the Colts, but the team will wait to see what he'll draw on the open market. If the price is reasonable, the Colts should make a play to keep him.
KR/PR Terrence Wilkins (UFA): Boosted his stock with a really good season as a returns specialist. But with second-year player T.J. Rushing waiting in the wings, the Colts won't overpay to bring him back.
DT Dan Klecko (UFA):  Carved out a niche role as a FB in goal-line situations and caught a pair of touchdown passes in the process. He did a capable job as a DT as well, but if he gets offered much more than the veteran minimum, don't expect to see him back.
RB James Mungro (UFA): Coming back from a serious knee injury, Mungro isn't likely to draw much interest. He didn't last year as a UFA when he was healthy, so if the Colts want him back, a one-year minimum deal should do it.
LB Rocky Boiman (UFA): Played well on special teams, but unless he's interested in a veteran minimum deal, don't expect to see him back.
WR Ricky Proehl (UFA): Will check his market value, but is expected to retire.
QB Jim Sorgi (RFA): Received a tender that would provide the Colts with a 6th-round draft pick if they decide not to match another team's bid for Sorgi. 
CB Jason David (RFA): Received a tender that would provide the Colts with only a 4th-round draft pick, which was a bit of a surprise since it's likely they will lose UFA Nick Harper. 
DE Dwight Freeney (UFA): Was offered a one-year contract tender of $8.644 million. Long-term deal appears likely, and that would allow the Colts to lower his cap hit by spreading his signing bonus in a new deal over the length of his contract.

 


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