2016 Colts Free Agent Watch: Colt Anderson

Intro: Over the next few weeks, Colts.com will take a look at the team’s unrestricted free agents. Next up is safety Colt Anderson.


INDIANAPOLIS – Seeing Colt Anderson's name on the free agent list for the Colts might not scream as a major focus.

Anderson has started one game in his two seasons with the Colts, hardly seeing significant snaps on defense.

How the Colts view Anderson can be seen in a couple of December roster moves they made this past year.

With the special teams unit struggling, a group Anderson captains, the Colts signed Andy Studebaker and Akeem Davis, who are known for their prowess on special teams.

Chuck Pagano has never shied away from how important special teams is to his team.

From Pagano to Pat McAfee, many Colts speak very highly of what Anderson means on special teams.

Anderson, 30, is one of two Colts safeties who will potentially enter free agency (starter Dwight Lowery is also an unrestricted free agent).

Where the debate over Anderson will come into play is how they view their backup safety spots.

In 2015, the Colts typically had five safeties on the active roster.

Lowery and Mike Adams were the starters.

Clayton Geathers (who saw some defensive run) and Winston Guy (the team's best gunner) were the backups, along with Anderson.

If the Colts view Geathers as a ready now starter in his second NFL season that could impact the need for Lowery to return in 2016.

For Anderson, his need will likely come down to how the Colts want to handle the backup spots.

With Adams turning 35, the Colts know that finding another young, potential starting, safety is something that can't be overlooked this offseason.

Choosing not to re-sign Anderson in 2016 would put the need for core special teams guys on the offseason priority list.

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***ICYMI: Colts Free Agent Watch: ***Matt Hasselbeck![](/team/roster/matt-hasselbeck/e9f08016-a819-44eb-8dae-97a9eb3ffe0a/ "Matt Hasselbeck")

***ICYMI: Colts Free Agent Watch: ***Adam Vinatieri![](/team/roster/adam-vinatieri/b0239e99-6d68-4f7f-aa78-a7c1d2488f23/ "Adam Vinatieri")

***ICYMI: Colts Free Agent Watch:**** Dwayne Allen![](/team/roster/dwayne-allen/bd05c477-c980-41d7-9017-1e8a815ded17/ "Dwayne Allen")*

***ICYMI: Colts Free Agent Watch:**** Coby Fleener![](/team/roster/coby-fleener/d6cf51cb-84da-46af-903a-14b4067e4101/ "Coby Fleener")*

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