3 moves Colts could make to clear more cap space ahead of free agency

Jaleel Grandberry
Mar 1, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard during the NFL
Mar 1, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard during the NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) celebrates after a tackle during the first quarter / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY

1. Colts can trade Kenny Moore

No one’s really sure what Kenny Moore’s future is with the Colts. He ended the season with a somber press conference where he openly questioned if he’d played his last game in Indianapolis. However, Moore has since used his social media to express his commitment to the Colts. Even still, that may just be a sign of what Moore wants but not necessarily an indication of what the team will do.

Moore is entering the final season of his contract with an $8 million cap hit. He has already made his desire for a contract extension known, so that’s something that could also be a factor on whether or not he’ll be on Indy’s roster next season. If the Colts can’t agree to an extension with Moore, it would make sense to trade him and get something back before he leaves in free agency next offseason.

Considering that Kenny Moore is still a versatile and talented player, it’s unlikely that Indianapolis will just release him, because several teams would surely be interested in acquiring him. Aside from the contract situation, Indy could decide to move Moore just to clear up some cap space.

With the start of free agency under a week away, it’s time for Indianapolis to start making some decisions. Either the Colts will roll into free agency with $11 million in cap space, or they will part ways with some players and clear cap space.

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