1. Colts can sign Casey Hayward
Casey Hayward will be 34 when the season starts and it will be his 12th season in the NFL. He’s also coming off a season where a shoulder injury limited him to just six games with the Atlanta Falcons. A failed physical in April is the reason Hayward was released by Atlanta. However, if he is healthy, he could be a good option for the Colts.
Not only is he an accomplished veteran that can provide stable play, but he has history with Indy’s defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Hayward was coached by Bradley when they were both with the Chargers and the Raiders. That’s why many thought he would come to Indianapolis last offseason with Bradley. However, Hayward decided to go to his hometown team.
Now, a year later, he can be reconnected with his former coordinator. The Colts need him and there’s an opportunity for him to play. Additionally, with Indy’s cornerback room being so young, Hayward would be the perfect veteran. He has seen and done a lot in this league, and he has a great knowledge of the system.
He’d be the perfect candidate to get the young corners up to speed on Bradley’s defense and the NFL, and would also provide the Colts with a starting corner.