The Colts could make multiple moves before the start of the regular season.
Indianapolis has been receiving trade calls, according to a report from NFL Network, and the team “could be active in the coming weeks.”
The Colts have depth at cornerback, wide receiver and on the offensive line, the report notes, but is currently not shopping any particular player.
As the trade market picks up, one team to watch is the #Colts, who have numbers at CB, WR, OL and are getting calls. They’re not shopping anyone, but could be active in the coming weeks if the offer’s right.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 12, 2019
The Colts have multiple pass-catching options behind leading wideout T.Y. Hilton and tight end Eric Ebron. They also have Jacoby Brissett, a top backup quarterback, but they’ve said previously they’re not looking to deal him.
“Jacoby has too much value to us, not only as our backup quarterback, who I think you can absolutely win with and I think he’s a starter in the league, but also to the locker room,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said in mid-January (via the New York Daily News). “He is well-respected throughout the locker room by both sides of the ball — offensively and defensively.
“It would take somebody doing something that would absolutely blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too. I’m not just sending him anywhere.”
Indianapolis starter Andrew Luck is dealing with a calf injury, which has limited him during training camp, making it even more unlikely that the team would move Brissett.
“(Luck) is just doing everything possible — walkthroughs continue to be really good, really tuned in, and then physically just doing everything he can do to get back on the field,” Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Monday (via the team’s official website).
Luck, 29, completed 67.3% of his passes and threw for 39 touchdowns, along with 15 interceptions, in 2018. The Colts finished the season with a 10-6 record and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs, where they fell to the Chiefs.