2018 Free Agents Part 6
The regular season may be just over a month away, but it’s never too early to be looking ahead to next offseason.
Barkevious Mingo was signed to a one-year $2 million contract by the Colts this offseason. Mingo spent the first three seasons of his career in Cleveland before being traded to the Patriots for the 2016 season.
He showed promise racking up 5 sacks as a rookie with the Browns, but his production has gone down in each of the following three seasons.
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This may be the last chance for the former sixth overall pick to prove he can be an NFL player. It’s impossible to really predict how much playing time Mingo will get this season, but he has an opportunity to fight for one of the backup edge defender spots behind Jabaal Sheard and John Simon.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the Colts’ inside linebacker spots are wide open heading into 2017, and Jonathan Bostic will have an opportunity to earn some major playing time at LB.
Like Mingo, Bostic also spent a season with the Patriots after being traded away from the team that drafted him. The Patriots then traded him to Detroit where he broke his foot and missed the entire 2016 season.
The Colts signed him to a one-year $690K contract this offseason, and it has been reported that Bostic was getting reps with the first-team defense during OTA’s this Spring/Summer.
With the Colts’ lack of talent at the linebacker position, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Bostic seize the starting job this year.
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In case you missed it, here are the rest of our articles focusing on Indianapolis’ 2018 class of free agents: