It seems Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore was thinking like a lot of other fans.
We had talked about how general manager Chris Ballard couldn’t afford to let TJ Carrie sign with the Bills, who had hosted the veteran cornerback for a visit this week.
Truth be told, the Colts didn’t exactly have a fearsome pass defense, and losing Carrie’s experience and versatility would’ve no doubt adversely affected the unit.
Well, if Moore’s Twitter activity is any indication, fans will no longer have to worry about that. According to him, the Colts have brought back Carrie … but nobody else has reported it.
Is Moore prepping for life after his playing career as an NFL insider? Carrie seemed to have confirmed the news with a few tweets of his own on Saturday (Moore’s tweet came late Friday night).
OK! We’ll take it. From the source himself!
Carrie had visits with the Saints and Bills, which concerned fans because there aren’t really many other cornerbacks out there who could help Indy’s secondary in the way he did in 2020. Ballard had been bargain shopping enough this offseason and everyone’s had enough.
There’s still $23 million in cap space left to spend, but the Colts passed on many of the top free agents after the Carson Wentz trade and seemed poised to address the left tackle, pass rusher and cornerback positions in the NFL Draft, which felt risky.
If Carrie really is back, that’ll cross one of those needs off the list. The fact that the Saints and Bills had expressed interest indicated that his services were valued by contenders, which likely pressed the issue with Ballard. Additionally, continuity in the secondary after all of these guys just had a full year together is extremely crucial, especially with how hard Indy’s schedule is in 2021.
Carrie is back (we think) and it was a much-needed move for Ballard to make. Moore’s reaction further proves this should have been a done deal much earlier given how regarded Carrie is among his teammates, too.