INDIANAPOLIS — With the NFL's new league year starting at 4 p.m. ET on March 13, Colts.com takes a look at the Indianapolis Colts players set to become free agents, continuing today with restricted free agent-to-be Chris Milton.
Player: Chris Milton, 26 (will be 27 by Week 1)
Experience: Entering fourth NFL season in 2019
Free Agency Category: Restricted ("A player whose contract has expired and has fewer than four tenured years in the league. He may sign an "Offer Sheet" with any other team, but his original team has seven days to match any offer he receives. If the original team does not match the offer, compensation will be awarded in the form of draft picks from the signing team. The round and quantity of picks are determined by the "Qualifying Offer" made by the player's original team. If a RFA is tendered a minimum qualifying offer the compensation is the equivalent of the round in which that player was originally selected. If that player was originally a rookie free agent, no compensation is awarded.")
2018 Synopsis: One of the Colts' top special teams contributors, Milton in 2018 played in 15 games and finished with three tackles (two solo) on defense, as well as seven special teams stops and a fumble recovery. He added two tackles and a forced fumble in two postseason games for Indy.
Top Cornerback Free Agents-To-Be: Ronald Darby, Bryce Callahan, Jason McCourty, Kareem Jackson, Steven Nelson
Top Cornerback College Prospects: Greedy Williams (LSU), Deandre Baker (Georgia), Julian Love (Notre Dame), Byron Murphy (Washington), Rock Ya-Sin (Temple)