INDIANAPOLIS – What are players up to now that the NFL offseason has begun for the Colts?
Carter told me earlier this week that he doesn't personally know Moncrief but that will change very soon. Like they've done in the past, expect Andrew Luck to join his pass catchers at some points this offseason for some work.
Brown has been a traveling man throughout the early part of the offseason. He enters 2015 as a free agent, for the second straight year, after spending the last three seasons with the Colts.
Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school seniors. Moncrief stayed in his home state of Mississippi and might be the most loyal Colts players in terms of showing his support for his college team/home state on social media.
There is clearly a special bond between Duron and his father, Cris. When Cris was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013, Duron presented him for enshrinement. Look for more from Duron on his father's influence coming up next week on Colts.com.
Heenan was the Colts second Canadian Football League player who joined the Colts this week. It sounds like the 316-pound will get his first look at a guard position when the team’s offseason program begins in late April.
With the uncertainty of Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks heading into the offseason, the two young receivers could be the top dogs next season. The skill sets of Moncrief and Hilton do complement each other well and we will see if Duron Carter can add to that mix in 2015.
Hilton is back in Florida for the offseason where the sting of the season coming to a close still lingers. In the last three years, the Colts have played Super Bowl finalists that season (regular season or playoffs) on four different occasions (2012-Balitmore, 2013-Seattle/Denver, 2014-New England).
Mathis is one of the Colts more interesting follows on social media. He shows a side of himself that fans might not see when the cameras come on during media sessions. This tweet is seen on game days though. Mathis always plays with a chip on his shoulder and is setting the heights high for his return in 2015.
While the Colts needed a collective effort to replace Mathis' production in 2014, Newsome did his best impression of No. 98. He finished second in the NFL among rookies with 6.5 sacks.