INDIANAPOLIS — With the NFL's new league year starting at 4 p.m. on March 18, Colts.com takes a look at the Indianapolis Colts players set to become free agents, continuing today with unrestricted free agent-to-be Jabaal Sheard.
Player: Jabaal Sheard, 30 (31 by Week 1 of the 2020 season)
Position: Defensive end
Experience: Entering 10th NFL season in 2020
Free Agency Category: Unrestricted ("A player whose contract has expired and has four or more tenured years in the league. He may sign with any other team with no restrictions.")
2019 Synopsis: Sheard, who missed most of training camp and the first few weeks of the 2019 season with a knee injury, would play in 13 games with 12 starts in 2019, logging 25 total tackles (five for a loss) with 4.5 sacks, nine quarterback hits and two passes defensed. A nine-year NFL veteran, Sheard has totaled 387 total tackles (70 for a loss) with 51.5 sacks, 92 quarterback hits, 27 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 134 career games played; he has played 45 games in Indy, and has 127 total tackles (28 for a loss) with 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and nine passes defensed over three seasons.
Notable Defensive End Free Agents To-Be: Jadeveon Clowney, Shaquil Barrett, Yannick Ngakuoe, Arik Amstead, Kyle Van Noy
Notable Defensive End College Prospects: Chase Young (Ohio State), A.J. Epenesa (Iowa), K'Lavon Chaisson (LSU), Yetur Gross-Matos (Penn State), Terrell Lewis (Alabama)