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 Matthias Farley.
Player: Matthias Farley, 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: The third-year veteran was off to a solid start in 2018 before suffering a season-ending wrist injury Week 5 against the Patriots. He played in five games with one start, collecting 17 tackles (10 solo), one forced fumble, one interception, four passes defensed and two special teams stops.
Top Safety Free Agents-To-Be: Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Tyrann Mathieu, Adrian Amos
Top Safety College Prospects: Johnathan Abram (Mississippi State), Taylor Rapp (Washington), Amani Hooker (Iowa), Nasir Adderley (Delaware), Juan Thronhill (Virginia)