With Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano's former employment to the Baltimore Ravens (a defensive coach from 2008-2011), Ravens' free agents are often spoken of in connection to the Colts. Colts fans saw the connection immediately result in free agent signings last season, as veterans Cory Redding, Tom Zbikowski and Brandon McKinney signed with the Colts.
With Baltimore now needing to re-sign Joe Flacco after a phenomenal post-season, a large part of its projected $15.1 million in cap space will disappear. A franchise tag would put Flacco's contract in the $14.8 million range. With the little room for other contracts, many have speculated on the possibility of additional ex-Ravens joining the Colts in 2013.
If any year is the year to splurge in free agency, it is this year for Indianapolis, who has the NFL's third-highest amount of cap room at $46 million. It's a distinct possibility that a large portion of those dollars could go to ex-Ravens, but which ones?