The first and largest wave of the 2013 NFL free-agency period crashed ashore the last couple of weeks. As the water begins to recede, we get our first look at the Indianapolis Colts' depth chart heading into the much anticipated 2013 NFL season.
Colts fans had high expectations at the start of free agency. Their team had a fat wad of salary cap cash to spend and some important roles to fill on the roster.
Speculation buzzed around which top talent general manager Ryan Grigson would sign with owner Jim Irsay's money. Colts fans were certain that at least one and maybe two of the top free-agent offensive linemen would sign with the Colts. Maybe they would also get a high-dollar defender just to show the neighbors that the Colts do everything with style.
You can imagine Colts fans' surprise when the free-agent signings started rolling in, and rather than a string of thoroughbred ponies, the Colts were signing a stable full of underperforming and largely unknown talent.
The brains of the outfit—Irsay, Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano—were unanimously upbeat about their free-agent signings. The party line stated that the Colts got a talent upgrade at every position and did it without breaking the bank.
Where do the new signings fit into the Colts’ depth chart?
Depth chart data provided by ourlads.com.