Indianapolis Colts Continue to Get Rid of Good Players
A story that really went under the radar this week, the Indianapolis Colts released QB Peyton Manning this week. He’s actually a free agent now and is free to sign with anyone else. It’s true. Look it up.
But, the Colts aren’t done with their overall. Not only does it look like Reggie Wayne will be allowed to walk in free agency, but they just told S Melvin Bullitt, RB Joseph Addai, TE Dallas Clark, QB Curtis Painter and LB Gary Brackett.
Yikes. Have fun, Andrew Luck!
Cutting all these guys reportedly will save the Colts some $14 million in salary this season, but only $5 million in salary cap. That sucks.
Clark will be 33 this season and was miserable last year. Yes, he was hurt most of the time, but he dropped too much and is pretty much holy hell when it comes to blocking. Painter is garbage. Brackett was a nice LB for a while, but wasn’t worth all the money left on his deal. Plus, the Colts are going to a 3-4 defense, which would explain Brackett and the team’s attempt to shop Dwight Freeney.
As for Addai, I can’t decide what the Colts were more frustrated with: His constant injuries or his absolutely lack of burst.
The Colts were in the Super Bowl in 2009…how far back does that seem now? I hope everyone got a chance to enjoy it and really soak it up because they ain’t going back for a long time.