INDIANAPOLIS — It would appear as if McAfee, Powers and Moala are the most probable of the UFAs to be re-signed.
"[McAfee] is huge. He is a major priority in free agency. Obviously, we've reached out and we're working to get [him] re-signed. You saw what he did for us. He's a great weapon. Not just on kickoffs and touchbacks and those types of things, kicking out of the end zone," Pagano said.
"I sat in a hospital bed and at home [last season] for 12 weeks just watching him pin guys inside the 20 and inside the 10 over and over. To have a weapon like him is a tremendous asset."
Powers has also impressed the Colts coach with his attitude both on and off the field.
"He's a heck of a football player and we'd love to re-sign him and have him back," he said, adding that he preferred to describe Powers as unlucky rather than injury prone. The cornerback has missed most of the last two seasons due to injuries, including last season's turf toe problem.
"I'm keeping my fingers crossed [on bringing back Powers]. If he's not [back], he's going to be playing for somebody and playing good football."