When a player visits a team and then leaves without a deal, that’s not a good sign regarding that team’s chances of signing said player. So since Poe left the Colts without a contract in place, the assumption is that he won’t be signing with Indianapolis. But a report by the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder this afternoon suggests we shouldn’t quite make that assumption yet, as Holder wrote that, "a league source indicated the situation is fluid and the Colts are still in the mix to sign Poe."
Speaking of the Colts, Poe told ESPN before his arrival that "they’re trying to get something done," although his departure for Jacksonville suggests he’s still very much on the market.
Ballard talked early on about needing to dominate the line of scrimmage on offense and defense. Poe could help the Colts, who have often been manhandled on the defensive line in recent seasons, by anchoring the middle if he signs with the team.
Cooper was released in the last wave of cuts as a rookie, and the Kansas City Chiefs claimed him off waivers. He played three years with the Chiefs, before playing last season in Arizona where he had a career year. He played in 15 games, with 13 starts, making 69 tackles, 4 interceptions (1 TD), and 11 passes defended.
The Denver Broncos are going to keep Donald Stephenson as they have reworked his contract.
At the NFL scouting combine, Melifonwu had formal meetings with the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.
Peppers will join the adidas Football roster of Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, and Pro Bowlers Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans, Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins and Eric Berry and Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs, among others.
Now it looks more like a bargain. The top free-agent guards this year all received more than Duvernay-Tardif. Cleveland’s Kevin Zeitler got $12 million on average and the Browns’ other guard, Joel Bitonio, plus Denver’s Ronald Leary, New Orleans’ Larry Warford and Detroit’s T.J. Lang all got at least $9 million per year.