Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/12/11
For years, the Indianapolis Colts have avoided the free agency market like it was a seedy neighborhood. But this season, the team relented a little and signed a number of veterans. Nothing major, of course, but enough so that it made many fans notice the change. Let’s take a look and see how they did. DeMario Pressley What they thought they were getting: An athletic defensive tackle with a quick first step who just didn’t make it in New Orleans or Houston for whatever reason. What they got: A big slug with lots of natural ability and no intensity. And then: They cut him after one preseason game, but – and this is a testament to how rare defensive tackles are in the NFL – he was signed by the Broncos the next day. Grade: F Nate Davis What they thought they were getting: A huge arm they could mold into an NFL quarterback. What they got: A kid who looked lost and unable to complete even the simplest passes. And then: He was also cut after the first preseason game, but has not found another NFL gig. Grade: F Jamaal Anderson What they thought they were getting: A former first-round [...]
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