Colts Free Agency 2023: Arrivals, departures, and rumors from Day 1

Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Taven Bryan (99)
Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Taven Bryan (99) / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Colts, Ashton Dulin
Dec 4, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Ashton Dulin (16) catches a / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Colts signings - Free agency Day 1

• Ashton Dulin, WR, two-year, $9.2 million

Indianapolis has re-signed wide receiver Ashton Dulin to a two-year deal. Dulin has been with the Colts all four years of his NFL career and has shined as a special teams player with occasional promising flashes at wide receiver. As he returns, his work on special teams is still expected to be a big part of his presence.

However, it’s time for Ashton Dulin to get a bigger role on offense. Each season, Dulin has gradually gotten better as a receiver and has become more and more productive. Before sustaining an injury last season, Dulin had a promising start to the year as a receiver. It’ll be great to see Dulin and the Colts build off that.

• Taven Bryan, DT, one-year, $4.5 million

As Chris Ballard has frequently said, you can never have enough defensive linemen, but you need at least eight quality guys to have a really good defensive front. Ballard is tying his best to make sure Indy has that. So far, Indianapolis has agreed with three external free agents, two of them are defensive linemen.

On Tuesday, Indy agreed on a deal with defensive end Samson Ebukam, and on Wednesday, the Colts agreed on a deal with interior defensive linemen Taven Bryan. Bryan was a first-round pick back in 2018 and played four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and one with the Cleveland Browns.

Last year in Cleveland was Bryan’s first year starting and he played 16 games, recording 26 tackles, three sacks, and six quarterback hits. Unless Indy trades DeForest Buckner or Grover Stewart, Bryan will be a quality interior depth piece for the Colts.