Last season, the offensive line was abysmal for the Indianapolis Colts. During the offseason, Indy didn’t do much to improve the starting unit. The Colts added some rookie linemen, but the starting line is mostly the same. However, the group is expected to be improved. With the starting line basically only playing three series throughout the preseason, the jury is still out on that.
What is clear is that Indianapolis doesn’t have much offensive line depth. Through two preseason games, the reserve linemen have had their fair share of struggles. With the season just a few weeks away, they need to quickly improve, or the Colts need to make some additions to the group.
The good news is that there are some available veteran linemen to be signed. The even better news is that the best available lineman seems interested in coming to Indianapolis. Veteran guard Dalton Risner, who many people are surprised is still a free agent, has been using his social media to make it clear that he wouldn’t mind playing for the Colts.
Should Colts sign Dalton Risner?
Naturally, fans try their best to be a general manager. The latest example of that is Indianapolis fans going to Twitter to urge the Colts to sign Risner. Risner has noticed the demand from fans, liking the tweets, insinuating that he’s on board with coming to Indianapolis.
But, to be fair, Risner has also liked a fair share of tweets from fans of the Miami Dolphins, and Minnesota Vikings, asking him to come to their teams. So it seems like Risner is just ready to join a team, and that team very well could be the Colts.
Indianapolis should absolutely be interested in signing Risner. He’s a starting caliber lineman and would help improve Indy’s depth. Since being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2019 Draft, Risner has started all 62 games that he’s played in the last four seasons. He’s a solid lineman that’s durable with veteran experience. He’d be a boost on several teams, especially the Colts.