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Larry Warford tops the list for me. We have hardly any known depth on OL currently, and Warford could compete with Glow for the starting RG spot. Whoever loses out as the starter, would make a great backup.

 

Another option is LT Jason Peters, in case of injury to either Costanzo or Smith. Plus he has familiarity with Reich when he was in Philly.

 

Another guy I like is DE Everson Griffen. Clowney is another possibility at DE, unless Ballard wants to give more opportunity to our young DEs in Banogu and Tyquan Lewis. 

 

Finally I like CB Logan Ryan. I live in Nashville so I see a lot of Titans games, and Ryan had a very good season for them last year. I think he could compete with Rhodes as the starter opposite Rock. Rhodes is no sure thing to rebound this year, and Ryan is one of those DBs that is very versatile, even able to play some safety. 

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20 minutes ago, richard pallo said:

I'm still hoping for Clowney and Warford seems to make sense but I have a feeling they are fine with Glowinski and will use our draft and cut down day to find the OL line depth. 

 

 I see very good depth at DE and doubt CB gives any serious consideration to spending more there.
 Not a Glow fan, doubt they pay Warford unless it is mostly 1st year $$$. He won't come cheap?
  I fully expect Eric Berry to touch base with us when he can go shopping. Probably a nice upgrade to Roland, and Hooker too perhaps. Safety and Glow are my biggest concerns.

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3 hours ago, throwing BBZ said:

 

 I see very good depth at DE and doubt CB gives any serious consideration to spending more there.
 

It seems like quite a few Colts fans are satisfied with our defensive ends. It seemed a long, long way from "very good" though when I was watching our lack of a pass rush last season. I still think we need a difference maker there if we want to make a run at a championship.

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4 hours ago, Orioles22 said:

It seems like quite a few Colts fans are satisfied with our defensive ends. It seemed a long, long way from "very good" though when I was watching our lack of a pass rush last season. I still think we need a difference maker there if we want to make a run at a championship.

 

  The first step was dumping Sheard to improve. 
  I don't doubt Turay, Banogu, Lewis and Autry will combine to improve our end play.

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We seem to have decent depth everywhere except OL

 

Warford coming over would improve RG and allow Glowinski to be that needed depth....

 

OT depth would still be a problem....

 

I can see us trying to get an aging vet to fill this spot

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10 hours ago, throwing BBZ said:

 

  The first step was dumping Sheard to improve. 
  I don't doubt Turay, Banogu, Lewis and Autry will combine to improve our end play.

I don't know if any of those guys are better than Sheard, but Turay has shown some potential. Our coaches must have thought Sheard was better in previous years. I'd much rather have a proven end for 2020 and let Turay and Banogu continue to improve but not count on them as starters. I don't have any confidence in Lewis or Autry at this point.

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Purely my opinion...

 

DL - probably the only position you might see a "big" name add is DE. We all know the two names (Clowney/Griffen). I could also see Sheard being added back to the team later once things shake out. Not sure how much the early knee injury impacted him, but his performance really dropped off.

 

OL - small chance here to see a decent name added, but I think we'll likely see action around cut down time. There are plenty of names out there still available though.

 

DB - I could see a S add, or even bringing Geathers back late in the process. I doubt we see any CB adds given what we've already picked up, but there are several interesting guys still available.

 

QB, RB, LB - no need.....

 

WR and TE - wouldn't be shocked to see late movement around cut down time.

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On 5/15/2020 at 1:23 PM, BProland85 said:

Larry Warford tops the list for me. We have hardly any known depth on OL currently, and Warford could compete with Glow for the starting RG spot. Whoever loses out as the starter, would make a great backup.

 

Another option is LT Jason Peters, in case of injury to either Costanzo or Smith. Plus he has familiarity with Reich when he was in Philly.

 

Another guy I like is DE Everson Griffen. Clowney is another possibility at DE, unless Ballard wants to give more opportunity to our young DEs in Banogu and Tyquan Lewis. 

 

Finally I like CB Logan Ryan. I live in Nashville so I see a lot of Titans games, and Ryan had a very good season for them last year. I think he could compete with Rhodes as the starter opposite Rock. Rhodes is no sure thing to rebound this year, and Ryan is one of those DBs that is very versatile, even able to play some safety. 

You basically mentioned all the players I thought about including Logan Ryan who is a ball hawk. 4 INTs and 4.5 sacks in 2019.

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1 minute ago, Rackeen305 said:

You basically mentioned all the players I thought about including Logan Ryan who is a ball hawk. 4 INTs and 4.5 sacks in 2019.

 

Yes, he would be open to play free safety like Charles Woodson and so many others late in their lives, IMO. Plus, he provides injury insurance for Kenny Moore, by being able to play in the slot.

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6 minutes ago, chad72 said:

 

Yes, he would be open to play free safety like Charles Woodson and so many others late in their lives, IMO. Plus, he provides injury insurance for Kenny Moore, by being able to play in the slot.

Same. The only player who is iffy would be LT Peters. Yes when healthy he is great and would cover an important position (LT), however I'm not sure if he's fully a go health wise?

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9 hours ago, TonyBungee said:

With the likely reduced training camp, & less time to get guys integrated into the system, would it be worth re-signing Sheard at the right price?  Even as a backup?  Just asking.

I’m in favor if it.   Always have been.  But listening to Eberflus in interviews you get the feeling they are focused on the kids.  Turay, Benagu, Lewis and Autry.  

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On 5/15/2020 at 7:29 PM, Orioles22 said:

It seems like quite a few Colts fans are satisfied with our defensive ends. It seemed a long, long way from "very good" though when I was watching our lack of a pass rush last season. I still think we need a difference maker there if we want to make a run at a championship.

I think by adding Buckner to the Dline, you’ve upgraded each other mans talents as well along the line, he was that good. I think with Buckner and Stewart pushing them middle back, it’s going to create enough gaps for lb’ers to shoot and for the ends to reach the edges as the QB won’t be able to take 7 steps back and survey the field most every snap. Lewis May even show why he was drafted this year if he has increased his raw production and is healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been saying dump JB and his remaining cap hit and pick up Clowney for a year or even Griffin. That money would be better spent there as opposed to JB and clip holding. But adding Buckner alone has improved the ability of the Dline tremendously with just the guys we have imho. 

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On 5/16/2020 at 10:22 AM, Orioles22 said:

I don't know if any of those guys are better than Sheard, but Turay has shown some potential. Our coaches must have thought Sheard was better in previous years. I'd much rather have a proven end for 2020 and let Turay and Banogu continue to improve but not count on them as starters. I don't have any confidence in Lewis or Autry at this point.

I'm pretty certain the plan will be to start Houston and Muhammed at DE, with Buckner and Autry/Day/Lewis at DT.... Rotate in the Data, with Banogu, Turay, etc. At DE.....

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15 hours ago, Shafty138 said:

I'm pretty certain the plan will be to start Houston and Muhammed at DE, with Buckner and Autry/Day/Lewis at DT.... Rotate in the Data, with Banogu, Turay, etc. At DE.....

I would like to see Autry at LDE 

 

Muhammed looks awesome one play then average the next...... I hope he puts it together

 

I am coming around to the notion that the Colts are done on the Defense for this year. 

 

I think (hope) that they at least bring in an OT for depth.....

 

 

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8 minutes ago, MikeCurtis said:

I would like to see Autry at LDE 

 

Muhammed looks awesome one play then average the next...... I hope he puts it together

 

I am coming around to the notion that the Colts are done on the Defense for this year. 

 

I think (hope) that they at least bring in an OT for depth.....

 

 

I think you're right on both counts. The youngsters on the defensive line are ready to show what they can do; the Colts aren't spending any more big $ there.  But another OT/swing type player is truly needed. Its a glaring hole. 

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