INDIANAPOLIS – It's the offseason, so Colts.com takes a look at some tweets from Colts players to get an idea of what they are up to during their down time.
The tweets were pouring in on Wednesday as Matt Hasselbeck announced his retirement from the NFL after 18 seasons. The next stop for Hasselbeck is going to be as an analyst for ESPN. Safe to say the Colts will see their former quarterback in 2016 at a Monday Night Football stop or two.
As Vontae Davis said, another NFL legend retired this week. With Calvin Johnson hanging up the cleats, this certainly impacts the Colts, who host the Lions in 2016. Can you imagine a 2021 Hall of Fame Class with the names Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and then possibly Johnson?
Trent Cole has restructured his contract to help the Colts save $1.25M in cap space. With Jonathan Newsome and Bjoern Werner no longer on the roster, the 33-year-old Cole should see plenty of playing time in 2016 with the Colts still having the possibility to add a young pass rusher come draft time.
If the Colts could guarantee their fifth-round pick in 2016 would start all 16 games as a rookie, they would sign up for that right now. What an impact the Colts got last season from David Parry. In starting 16 games, Parry was exactly the durable presence the Colts needed at nose tackle.
Colts' players took to social media on Sunday and Monday to congratulate Peyton Manning on one of the greatest careers in NFL history. The Colts and Broncos had their battles over the past four years with No. 18. Manning was 1-3 against his former team, including a playoff loss in 2014.