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Indianapolis' spring cleaning - er, make that wholesale renovation - has already removed a few high-profile names from the roster, and they're looking to move another in defensive end Dwight Freeney. And according to Len Pasquarelli, the Bears are very interested. A trade for the Colts' all-time leader in sacks might cost quite a bit in both trade pieces and finances, and the 32-year-old is hitting the decline of his career - Freeney would cost $19 million against Indianapolis' cap, and even if traded carries a $14 million base salary, an amount that would put a huge dent in the Bears' available cap space, possibly preventing another move like a big name receiver. Then there's the production - Freeney's cited in the article as having double-digit sacks in all but three of his seasons, which, while true, he had 10.5 in 2008, 10.0 in 2010 and fell just short of the mark in 2011. He's made the Pro Bowl each of the last four years, but he's defini...

Phil B remembers Gary Brackett

One of the biggest losses to come during the Great Purge is that of captain Gary Brackett, a Classic Colt of the truest definition. Phillip B. Wilson recalls Brackett's workmanlike approach to the game through the story of Brackett's miraculous, nearly season changing forced fumble against Jermome Bettis and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006: After the game, I asked Brackett...

Report: If Manning's in, Tebow's gone

According to a report, Tim Tebow would be placed on the trading block if the Broncos end up signing Peyton Manning.

Bears tender restricted free agent RB Kahlil Bell

The Chicago Bears made a minor bit of news on the advent of free agency. Read below the official release from the team: The Chicago Bears tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent RB Kahlil Bell.  The Bears have the opportunity to match all offers made to Bell. Bell has appeared in 20 games with three starts during three [...]

Dennis Polian leaves for Titans

There are no longer any members of the Polian family working for the Indianapolis Colts. A source told that Dennis Polian is now the new assistant to Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak. The Colts had initially planned to keep Dennis Polian as their director of football administration even after the January firing of his father Bill (team president) and brother...

Colts cap situation

General Manager Ryan Grigson didn't want to talk about it. Jim Irsay officially called it "cap hell" at one point over the last week. One increasingly inaccurate source said on Twitter the Colts had an unbelievable amount of cap space with which to work.  Either way, it turns out that the Colts are quite tight on cap space and will need more help to pursue any kind...

Indianapolis Colts Continue Cleaning House

It was bad enough for fans when the team dumped Peyton Manning on Wednesday, but after the moves that were made Friday they may not even recognize the line-up come opening day in 2012. The Colts released a number of the most recognizable veterans that the team had on Friday namely linebacker Gary Brackett, safety Melvin Bullitt, running back Joseph Addai, tight end Dallas Clark,...

Source: Manning arrives to meet with Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Peyton Manning's tour of potential NFL destinations is making a stop in the desert. A person familiar with Manning's location said the free-agent quarterback flew to Arizona on Saturday night for meetings with the Cardinals. The Arizona Republic was the first to report that the four-time MVP had arrived. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Manning arrives at Cards headquarters

Peyton Manning has arrived at the Arizona Cardinals facility. The free-agent quarterback showed up Sunday morning with Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, stepped out of a white SUV and nodded and waved to cameramen as he walked past a security gate and into a building. A few minutes earlier, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald arrived in his own car. This is the second stop on Manning...

Titans owner wants Peyton Manning

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Titans owner Bud Adams has stated that he’s ready to make a competitive offer to try to bring Peyton Manning to Nashville. We just don’t know if Manning is interested in playing for the Titans. “He is the man I want. Period,” Adams said. “And the people that work for me understand that. They know who I want. I want Mr. Manning...

Source: Manning ’95% likely to sign with Denver’

Amidst reports that Peyton Manning will choose his team by either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, KCNC’s Vic Lombardi just tweeted that Manning is 95% likely to sign with the Denver Broncos and that Manning in fact has, ‘Just contacted the Broncos‘. Meaning, after spending six plus hours with the Arizona Cardinals, Manning contacted Denver upon landing. This likely signals...

Bears secondary springs leaks

Continuing our series of positional reviews, today we examine the secondary: The Chicago Bears deep patrol suffered through an up and down 2011 season. On one hand, cornerback Charles Tillman earned his first Pro Bowl berth after years of underappreciated play. But to the other extreme, veteran safety Chris Harris got hurt, played poorly upon returning, and was eventually released. The [...]
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