The Colts have been quiet in free agency so far, but it looks like they are set to meet with several players.
The Colts have been very patient so far this off-season. They have been taking more of a wait and see approach in free agency. They have only signed one player so far. But it looks like they have other players they could potentially sign.
According to reports, they are meeting with wide receiver Ryan Grant, guard Justin Pugh, tight end Eric Ebron, and defensive end Benson Mayowa. They are also trying to set a meeting with guard Justin Pugh. All of these players would be interesting additions to the Colts roster if they were to be signed.
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Grant is the most curious case of the three. He injured his ankle in the final game of the season while playing for the Redskins. In doing that, he failed a physical with the Ravens after he had already agreed to a deal. He says that he has been cleared by doctors to play and that his ankle is not an issue.
Grant had his best season of his four year career last year, having 573 yards and 4 touchdowns. He isn’t a huge threat on the field, but could be brought in on a cheap deal to add some depth to the receiver corp.
Pugh is someone who would add depth to the offensive line, and who could potentially start. He has played his entire four year career with the Giants. He is currently weighing an offer from the Cardinals, so the Colts may not even get a meeting with him.
Ebron is a tight end who has spent his entire four year career in Detroit. He is a pass catching threat and is a big target over the middle of the field. He would be a good pairing with Jack Doyle. Ebron does have a history of drops though, so that is a concern.
Mayowa is defensive end who has spent the last two seasons with Dallas. He had his best year in 2016 when he had six sacks. Mayowa is someone who is brought in to help rush the quarterback. His success has been mixed however, as he has only had three sacks in his other four years.
It will be interesting to see if any of these meetings progress into these players getting contracts. These players will need to prove that they can add some value to the team before Chris Ballard is ready to hand over some money.