2018 Free Agents Part 3

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 16: Adam Vinatieri
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 16: Adam Vinatieri /

The regular season may be just over a month away, but it’s never too early to be looking ahead to next offseason.


Jack Mewhort has developed into an All-Pro level guard during his three seasons in Indianapolis. However, he’s coming off of a season where he had multiple injuries and was forced to miss six games.

Mewhort, left tackle Anthony Castonzo, and center Ryan Kelly form a very solid left half of an offensive line that the Colts would likely want to keep together. But if Mewhort struggles with injuries again in 2017, they may have some reservations in giving him a long-term contract this offseason.


Adam Vinatieri is the NFL’s ultimate ageless wonder as he’s still nailing kicks at age 44 entering his 22nd NFL season.

Vinatieri has made over 87% of his field goals in each of the past four seasons, and he’s still able to make a good rate of his longer attempts going 18/23 from over 50 yards over that same span.

Vinatieri is entering the second and final year of a two-year $6 million contract this season. The question regarding Vinatieri is not necessarily about whether the Colts will re-sign him, it’s whether he’ll want to keep playing for a 23rd season in 2018.

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Defensive End

Lavar Edwards was waived by the Panthers in the middle of last season. Indianapolis claimed him and he played in five games for the Colts in 2016 totaling 3 tackles and a sack in limited action.

The Colts then waived him again in mid-December and signed him to the practice squad where he played for the rest of the year before Indianapolis signed him again in January.

Edwards signed a one-year $775K contract with the Colts, and he’ll find himself on the roster bubble once again this season.

He’s a bit of a long shot to make the roster in training camp after signing multiple edge defenders this offseason. The Colts had to see something in Edwards to sign him to separate times, and he’ll try to make the most of this opportunity in 2017.