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 Ross Travis.
Player: Ross Travis, 26
Position: Tight End
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: Travis was looking to earn a spot on the Week 1 roster when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Colts' preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. In two seasons with the Chiefs and the Colts, the former college basketball standout Travis has played in 21 games with six starts and has 10 receptions for 91 yards.
Top Tight End Free Agents-To-Be: Jared Cook, Tyler Eifert, Jesse James, Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle
Top Tight End College Prospects: T.J. Hockenson (Iowa), Irv Smith (Alabama), Noah Fant (Iowa), Kahale Warring (San Diego State), Dawson Knox (Mississippi)