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.
What is Green's role in 2017? With Darius Butler back in the fold, Green could be more of a sub package guy in his second NFL season. The Colts used sub packages on around 65 percent of their defensive snaps last season, so even if Green isn't starting in the base defense, he could be playing a lot in 2017.
The return of Erik Swoope, an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, has taken on a whole new meaning in the past 10 days or so. Dwayne Allen's departure has further accelerated the necessary development needed from Swoope. In 2016, Swoope showed elite playmaking ability from the tight end position. Swoope averaged an eye-popping 19.8 yards per catch last year. If Swoope's consistency stays on level ground, the Colts will be major beneficiaries in 2017.
Chester Rogers, along with a few other Colts, did their part in free agency recruiting this offseason. How the Colts use Rogers in 2017 is an under the radar storyline. Rogers emerged as a reliable receiver late in the season (19 catches for 273 yards), with him seriously pushing Phillip Dorsett. A 2016 undrafted free agent, Rogers also showed better decision making on punt returns.