The Washington Times-Herald

Indianapolis Colts

February 23, 2013

Colts back and ready to go


INDIANAPOLIS — Looking at the draft -- Indianapolis came away from last year's draft with four starters (quarterback Andrew Luck, tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, and running back Vick Ballard) and one key backup (wide receiver T.Y. Hilton).

Can the Colts come close to duplicating that type of success this year? Pagano certainly hopes so. Like general manager Ryan Grigson had stressed day earlier, there are no overriding preconceived areas of need in the first round.

Most observers expect Indianapolis to be in the market for help along the offensive and defensive lines, at outside linebacker and in the defensive secondary. A big-play receiver with some size might also be on the team's shopping list.

"You know what? We're going to look at everything. Obviously a ton of players here to look at. We've analyzed ourselves pretty good as far as self-scout," the Colts coach said. "There's some areas there I think we all know that need to be addressed. Other than one or two areas, we're going to take a look at everybody here and then plug in a few pieces to help us."

Free agents -- Before the Colts can go shopping for veteran free agents from other teams, decisions must be made as to which of their own free agents they will want to keep.

Indianapolis has 14 unrestricted free agents and four restricted free agents. The Colts' unrestricted players include wide receiver Donnie Avery, cornerback Darius Butler, linebacker Moise Fokou, offensive guard Tony Hills, nose tackle Antonio Johnson, offensive tackle Winston Justice, punter Pat McAfee, defensive end Fili Moala, running back Mewelde Moore, cornerback Jerraud Powers, quarterback Drew Stanton and linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

Linebacker A.J. Edds, offensive guard/tackle Jeff Linkenbach, offensive guard Seth Olsen and cornerback Cassius Vaughn are the team's restricted free agents.

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