The Colts are in search of a new left tackle after the retirement of Anthony Constanzo — but despite expectations, didn’t take a tackle in the NFL Draft this past weekend. They have already acquired former Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Sam Tevi, whom the Chargers allowed to walk in free agency four years after they acquired him in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Fisher, 30, became available after the Chiefs released him in early March. He was a starting tackle for eight seasons in Kansas City after being selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft — the first pick the Chiefs made under new general manager and head coach John Dorsey and Andy Reid.
Fisher became expendable when he suffered an Achilles injury during the AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills in January. With his return by the beginning of the season questionable, the Chiefs chose to release Fisher before the free agency period began.
For this reason, what the Colts learn from Fisher’s physical will be critical, according to Colts beat reporter Stephen Holder.
Something to watch: As the Colts work through their decision on OT Eric Fisher, they'll need to be expeditious.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) May 5, 2021
Fisher's physical will mostly dictate the decision. If the Colts elect to NOT move forward, they'll target Charles Leno. But Denver is lurking and is very interested.
The 29-year-old Leno — a seventh-round draft pick in 2013 — started at left tackle for the Chicago Bears from 2015 through 2020.
We’ll keep you updated.