Indianapolis Colts Re-Sign Offensive Lineman Jeremy Vujnovich

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24: Center Samson Satele
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24: Center Samson Satele /

The Colts keep some continuity on their offensive line depth chart by re-signing exclusive rights free agent lineman Jeremy Vujnovich.

The Colts have addressed some of their needs along the offensive line this offseason, but not in the way that many fans hoped entering free agency.

Indianapolis was reportedly one of the favorites to sign guard Andrew Norwell, who was arguably the best free agent offensive lineman available, but he joined Jacksonville instead.

The Colts went to their backup plan by signing free agent guard/center Matt Slauson, but he may not be a quality NFL starter at this point in his career.

General manager Chris Ballard did re-sign guard Jack Mewhort, who is an above average offensive lineman when he’s healthy. However, he’s struggled with injury issues over the past two years, and the Colts don’t know if they can count on him to be healthy.

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Jeremy Vujnovich will likely be behind Mewhort and Slauson on Indianapolis’ depth chart at the guard position after re-signing in Indianapolis. Vujnovich was an exclusive rights free agent, which meant he could either sign with the Colts or leave the league.

Vujnovich started all 16 games for the Colts at left guard last season, but he was Pro Football Focus‘ 80th-ranked guard out of 80 qualifying guards.

He can also play a bit of tackle, but in an ideal world Vujnovich would not see the field next season.

Fortunately, this draft class is very strong at the guard position and Chris Ballard may be planning on filling one of the biggest holes on the roster in the upcoming draft.

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