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.
— *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.
— *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. PLAYERS RE-SIGNED
— LB Gary Brackett: UFA; $33M/5 yrs, $12M guaranteed.
— S Melvin Bullitt: RFA; (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.684M/1 yr.
— DT Antonio Johnson: RFA; (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.684M/1 yr.
— *OT Charlie Johnson: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.
— DT Daniel Muir: RFA; (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.684M/1 yr.
— *WR Hank Baskett: Not tendered as RFA/Eagles; 1 yrs, terms unknown.
— DE Raheem Brock (released).
— S Aaron Francisco: Not tendered as RFA/Panthers; $630,000/1 yr.
— *CB Marlin Jackson: Not tendered as RFA/Eagles; $ 6M/2 yrs.
— *CB Tim Jennings: Not tendered as RFA/Bears; $2.6M/2 yrs, $250,000 RB.
— *LB Freddy Keiaho: Not tendered as RFA/Jaguars; $630,000/1 yr.
— OG Ryan Lilja (released (failed physical).
— RB Chad Simpson (released).
— QB Jim Sorgi (released).