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CHARTS ARE SHOWN AS LISTS HERE- READ WEBSITE / Link at bottom FOR EASIER APPEARANCE & UNDERSTANDING & few things left out on reasoning

Stampede Blue , Not Big Blue a different editor gives analysis, fdrops Diem & Bullit, notes who we resign and has money left for a WR , Safety, Others he predicts we will try & get

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There is an introductory explanation of new rules based on &other bits & pieces I left out

the 53 man roster for Week 1, including Colt Free Agents they should re-sign, other Free Agents they should sign (including some rookies), and attempted my best guess at what those deals would look like. I'll explain a little more my methodology after the jump. All salary data came from Spotrac, which is an excellent site for salary data.

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Money used is totally explained , other charts like current signed players and there cost are discussed

Finally he decides

How will the Colts spend that money that they have left?

Free Agents

First Last * 2011 Salary 2011 Bonus Years $ (Mill)

Adam Vinatieri K 1,200,000 1 1.2

Joseph Addai RB 2,750,000 4,000,000 4 20

Antonio Johnson DT 1,300,000 450,000 3 5.5

Charlie Johnson OL 1,250,000 750,000 3 5.5

Peyton Manning QB 10,350,000 25,000,000 5 110

Jamie Silva DB 500,000 1 0.45

Eric Foster DT 700,000 300,000 3 3

Free Agent DB 2,400,000 1,000,000 4 15

Free Agent DE 320,000 Rookie

Free Agent LB 450,000 2nd Year

Free Agent OL 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent QB 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent WR 1,750,000 600,000 2 4.5

Total 23,640,000 32,100,000

I have the Colts resigning six other former players besides Manning, including Joseph Addai, both of the Johnsons, Eric Foster (stay thirsty), Jamie Silva (I like his special teams play despite coming off the injury), and Adam Vinatieri on a one year deal.

Now need 6 more spots As you see, I don't have names next to the positions, but I think those are the positions the Colts will go after. The Defensive Back is a Safety, and that should be enough to get a good player to play with Antoine Bethea. The Wide Receiver's salary was made with one player in mind: Plaxico Burress. I have to think that would be a deal Burress would take in a heartbeat, and it wouldn't kill the Colts. I don't have much heartburn if that money goes to the DL, LB, or the OL, but I think it is best used on a toy for Manning. I could see a couple of those other Free Agent spots given to Colts Free Agents, or obviously undrafted rookies.

So where does this leave the salary at for the Colts? $115,645,000, giving the Colts a little over $4 Million to work with, if they so choose. I actually think they won't go all the way to the cap, due to expiring contracts after this season.

As a finale, here's my full 53 man roster, with 2011 cap hit included.

Defense

First Last * 2011 Cap Hit

Free Agent DE 320,000

Antoine Bethea DB 4,745,000

Jacob Lacey DB 480,000

Jerraud Powers DB 480,000

Chris Rucker DB 470,000

Jamie Silva DB 500,000

Kevin Thomas DB 330,000

Justin Tryon DB 555,000

Chip Vaughn DB 405,000

Free Agent DB 3,400,000

Dwight Freeney DE 11,420,000

Jerry Hughes DE 405,000

Robert Mathis DE 2,410,000

Kelvin Hayden DB 8,600,000

Eric Foster DT 1,000,000

Antonio Johnson DT 1,750,000

Ricardo Mathews DT 405,000

Fili Moala DT 480,000

Drake Nevis DT 935,000

Patrick Angerer LB 405,000

Gary Brackett LB 2,000,000

Kavell Conner LB 405,000

Jordan Hemby LB 330,000

Nathan Triplett LB 405,000

Philip Wheeler LB 555,000

Free Agent LB 450,000

Total 43,640,000

Offense

First Last * 2011 Cap Hit

Free Agent QB 335,000

Adam Vinatieri K 1,200,000

Benjamin Ijalana OL 1,335,000

Charlie Johnson OL 2,000,000

Jeff Linkenbach OL 405,000

Jacques McClendon OL 405,000

Mike Pollak OL 555,000

Jamey Richard OL 555,000

Jeff Saturday OL 1,950,000

Free Agent OL 335,000

Pat McAfee P 480,000

Peyton Manning QB 35,350,000

Curtis Painter QB 480,000

Anthony Costanzo OL 1,925,000

Joseph Addai RB 6,750,000

Donald Brown RB 635,000

Delone Carter RB 735,000

Mike Hart RB 555,000

Dallas Clark TE 4,200,000

Brody Eldridge TE 405,000

Justin Snow TE 875,000

Jacob Tamme TE 555,000

Austin Collie WR 480,000

Pierre Garcon WR 555,000

Anthony Gonzalez WR 650,000

Reggie Wayne WR 5,950,000

Free Agent WR 2,350,000

Total 72,005,000

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haha if only he could...

On a topic-related note, Kelvin Hayden is overpaid

agreed, article wavers a lot on Hayden, gives him 1 more year to prove himself & if doesn't cuts him next year

Not sure about a cut but renegotiate that pay, as soon as he got it his performance dwindled

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If Addai is brought back at 6.75M front office drug testing needs to be included in the CBA. Bank the 555K set aside for Mike Hart because he won't make the team. The team won't spend 2.35M on a FA wideout. And.....if the 3.2M FA DB is for Bullitt, he's stoked for the 600% payraise.

Bullitt isn't mentioned as being brought back, its for unknown DB free agent most assuredly a diff safety

& the WR is specific for Plexico Buress, the only non colt free agent named in the article

From article

As you see, I don't have names next to the positions, but I think those are the positions the Colts will go after. The Defensive Back is a Safety, and that should be enough to get a good player to play with Antoine Bethea.

The Wide Receiver's salary was made with one player in mind: Plaxico Burress. I have to think that would be a deal Burress would take in a heartbeat, and it wouldn't kill the Colts. I don't have much heartburn if that money goes to the DL, LB, or the OL, but I think it is best used on a toy for Manning. I could see a couple of those other Free Agent spots given to Colts Free Agents, or obviously undrafted rookies.

& salary FA breakdown for addai's 6.75 & others goes like this

Free Agents

Once again all charts are easier to read in article, In preview they look great but dont post the same

First Last * 2011 Salary 2011 Bonus Years $ (Mill)

Adam Vinatieri K 1,200,000 1 1.2

Joseph Addai RB 2,750,000 4,000,000 4 20

Antonio Johnson DT 1,300,000 450,000 3 5.5

Charlie Johnson OL 1,250,000 750,000 3 5.5

Peyton Manning QB 10,350,000 25,000,000 5 110

Jamie Silva DB 500,000 1 0.45

Eric Foster DT 700,000 300,000 3 3

Free Agent DB 2,400,000 1,000,000 4 15

Free Agent DE 320,000 Rookie

Free Agent LB 450,000 2nd Year

Free Agent OL 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent QB 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent WR 1,750,000 600,000 2 4.5

Total 23,640,000 32,100,000

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Bullitt isn't mentioned as being brought back, its for unknown DB free agent most assuredly a diff safety

& the WR is specific for Plexico Buress, the only non colt free agent named in the article

From article

As you see, I don't have names next to the positions, but I think those are the positions the Colts will go after. The Defensive Back is a Safety, and that should be enough to get a good player to play with Antoine Bethea.

The Wide Receiver's salary was made with one player in mind: Plaxico Burress. I have to think that would be a deal Burress would take in a heartbeat, and it wouldn't kill the Colts. I don't have much heartburn if that money goes to the DL, LB, or the OL, but I think it is best used on a toy for Manning. I could see a couple of those other Free Agent spots given to Colts Free Agents, or obviously undrafted rookies.

& salary FA breakdown for addai's 6.75 & others goes like this

Free Agents

Once again all charts are easier to read in article, In preview they look great but dont post the same

First Last * 2011 Salary 2011 Bonus Years $ (Mill)

Adam Vinatieri K 1,200,000 1 1.2

Joseph Addai RB 2,750,000 4,000,000 4 20

Antonio Johnson DT 1,300,000 450,000 3 5.5

Charlie Johnson OL 1,250,000 750,000 3 5.5

Peyton Manning QB 10,350,000 25,000,000 5 110

Jamie Silva DB 500,000 1 0.45

Eric Foster DT 700,000 300,000 3 3

Free Agent DB 2,400,000 1,000,000 4 15

Free Agent DE 320,000 Rookie

Free Agent LB 450,000 2nd Year

Free Agent OL 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent QB 335,000 Rookie

Free Agent WR 1,750,000 600,000 2 4.5

Total 23,640,000 32,100,000

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I understand. But the several I mentioned are problems/liabilities for different reasons. There's no way we bring in PB, either....a guy in jail for a couple years that's older than Reggie & can't stretch the field. No thanks.

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I understand. But the several I mentioned are problems/liabilities for different reasons. There's no way we bring in PB, either....a guy in jail for a couple years that's older than Reggie & can't stretch the field. No thanks.

after this time period he would have to demonstrate speed or route running ability & catch ability, Only reason I think stampede blue is saying it is he was at 1 time a go to big play TD receiver and has DUNGY pushing / mentoring him to get back into football as he did Vick

Yes others have problems & injury history

a three day time period to lock up & sign ones own Free agents may push teams to do so as once regular free agency hits will be like the wild west and u never can tell by time u call someone if even will be available so may want to sign who u know & can first to insure u g have a position filled

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after this time period he would have to demonstrate speed or route running ability & catch ability, Only reason I think stampede blue is saying it is he was at 1 time a go to big play TD receiver and has DUNGY pushing / mentoring him to get back into football as he did Vick

Yes others have problems & injury history

a three day time period to lock up & sign ones own Free agents may push teams to do so as once regular free agency hits will be like the wild west and u never can tell by time u call someone if even will be available so may want to sign who u know & can first to insure u g have a position filled

Nobody ever in/around football that I respect more than Dungy. But....when it comes to taking action I'll bet dollars to doughnuts the Colts don't sign PB. I think he'll be a good possession guy for someone after he gets back up to game speed/condition, but that's not a need we have to fill & even if the team decides to get backup it will most likely be a less costly UFA or FA. We'll see.

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I'll take a look at the link in a second, but a quick question:

What is the Colts' cap for 2011 at this very moment, without Peyton and other free agents?

The cap for 2011 is going to be $120 million, with $3 million additional.

How much room do the Colts have?

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I'll take a look at the link in a second, but a quick question:

What is the Colts' cap for 2011 at this very moment, without Peyton and other free agents?

The cap for 2011 is going to be $120 million, with $3 million additional.

How much room do the Colts have?

Yeah read the link, stampede v blue walks though his explation

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