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 third surgery in four years for Pat McAfee took place on Wednesday morning. This surgery kept McAfee out of the 2017 Pro Bowl and played some role in him retiring from the game of football at the age of 29. McAfee might be retired, but Adam Vinatieri is still trying to coax his holder of the last eight years back into playing.
Lil clip from tonight's lab session.. ouuu I'm rusty and got a lot of work to put in but I'm still coming out them breaks lol #TEWRAcademy pic.twitter.com/Yfq2rj3vtz — Chester (@ChesterRogers80) February 22, 2017
Chester Rogers was the most productive 2016 undrafted free agent for the Colts last season. Over the final month of 2016, Rogers had 14 targets and eight catches for 117 yards. Rogers provided Andrew Luck a nice option when Donte Moncrief had to miss time. When talking about the receiver group next year, Rogers' name deserves mention as a potential contributor.
Akeem Ayers should not be a forgotten name when talking about the outside linebacker outlook for 2017. The Colts signed Ayers, a 2011 second-round pick, just before the start of last season. Ayers went on to play in every game, recording two sacks in reserve duty. The Colts are clearly looking to upgrade the talent at outside linebacker, but expect Ayers to still have some role in creating the depth of that group.