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Who Are The Colts 2015 Unrestricted Free Agents?

Intro: The Colts will have 13 players enter the 2015 offseason as unrestricted free agents. Who are the players heading for an uncertain offseason?


INDIANAPOLIS – We are barely two weeks into the Colts offseason and the free agent rumors have already started.

The new league year begins on March 10 so the Colts will have plenty of time to evaluate their own unrestricted free agents before the madness takes off.

Here's a look at the Colts 13 unrestricted free agents in 2015:

Colts 2014 Unrestricted Free AgentsSafety Mike Adams

2014 stats: 16 games played (16 starts). 87 total tackles. 11 passes defensed. 5 interceptions.

Experience: 11 seasons. 162 career games played (89 starts).

Outlook: Adams, who will turn 34 this March, was one of the Colts final free agent signings in 2014 but proved to be one of the most important. He is coming off a tremendous 11th NFL season by being named a Pro Bowl alternate thanks to tying for the league lead with 7 takeaways.

Safety Colt Anderson

2014 stats: 15 games played (0 starts). 13 total tackles. 12 special teams tackles.

Experience: 5 seasons. 63 career games played (6 starts).

Outlook: Anderson was the quarterback of the Colts punt coverage team, a unit that controlled field position in virtually every game this season. He led the team with 12 special teams tackles in 2014 while seeing emergency duty in the defensive backfield.

Running Back Ahmad Bradshaw

2014 stats: 10 games played (1 start). 90 carries for 425 yards and 2 touchdowns. 38 catches for 300 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Experience: 8 seasons. 97 career games played (36 starts).

Outlook: For the second straight year, the 28-year old Bradshaw will hit the free agent market rehabbing a season-ending injury. In a running back group filled with questions, Bradshaw is an intriguing case study, one that was a major asset (when healthy) to one of the league's best offenses.

Safety Sergio Brown

2014 stats: 15 games played (8 starts). 24 total tackles. 6 passes defensed. 1.0 sack.

Experience: 5 seasons. 71 career games played (11 starts).

Outlook: Brown evolved from a special teams standout to a starting safety when LaRon Landry was suspended. Just like Anderson, Brown fills a critical role on one of the best special teams units in the NFL, along with providing secondary depth.

Cornerback Darius Butler

2014 stats: 14 games played (4 starts). 46 total tackles. 9 passes defensed.

Experience: 6 seasons. 83 career games played (29 starts).

Outlook: Butler has made the most of the chance the Colts gave him in Week Four of the 2012 season. He's been a solid contributor from the nickel position, while also sliding outside when necessary. Butler has led the Colts with eight interceptions in the last three seasons.

Cornerback Josh Gordy

2014 stats: 16 games played (0 start). 19 total tackles. 4 passes defensed.

Experience: 5 seasons. 59 career games played (11 starts).

Outlook: For the last three years, Gordy has primarily been the team's fourth cornerback. The Colts cornerback position could see some depth changes behind Vontae Davis and Greg Toler depending on what they do with Butler and Gordy.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck

2014 stats: 4 games played (0 starts). 30-of-44 for 301 yards for two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Experience: 16 seasons. 201 career games played (152 starts).

Outlook: The 39-year old quarterback has been invaluable to Andrew Luck and, in Hasselbeck's brief mop-up duty, has shown that he can still play at this level. If Hasselbeck chooses to retire, or the Colts don't bring him back, the team will have to go find a backup with no other signal caller on the roster or practice squad.

Defensive End Fili Moala

2014 stats: On injured reserve.

Experience: 6 seasons. 64 career games played (45 starts).

Outlook: Moala is one of the few holdovers from the Colts previous regime. He started 14 games in 2012-2013, while the Colts made the change to the team's 3-4 scheme. Moala is rehabbing an ACL injury he suffered during last year's OTAs.

Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks

2014 stats: 16 games played (6 starts). 38 receptions for 405 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Experience: 6 seasons. 86 career games played (65 starts).

Outlook: Nicks' numbers did not reach what he had previously put up in New York with a Colts offense relying mostly on other options. He did play a full season in 2014 for the first time in his six seasons and made a couple of pivotal catches in the postseason.

Defensive End Cory Redding

2014 stats: 16 games played (16 starts). 44 total tackles. 3.5 sacks.

Experience: 12 seasons. 176 career games played (147 starts).

Outlook: The retirement subject entered Redding's mind last season and is once again on the front burner this offseason. He's been a vital presence not only on the field in implementing the Colts 3-4 scheme, but also within a young locker room.

Offensive Tackle Joe Reitz

2014 stats: 10 games played (4 starts).

Experience: 4 seasons. 44 career games played (24 starts).

Outlook: Reitz started at three spots for the Colts this season defining the versatility that every offensive line coach values on a 53-man roster. It's that plug and play ability that has allowed Reitz to be an important piece to the Colts offensive line since making his team debut in 2011.

Outside Linebacker Andy Studebaker

2014 stats: 13 games played (1 start). 16 total tackles.

Experience: 7 seasons. 94 career games played (9 starts).

Outlook: Another key special teamer is entering free agency. Studebaker has been a core guy across those Colts units since joining the team early last season. He's also provided some depth at outside linebacker.

Wide Receiver Reggie Wayne

2014 stats: 15 games played (15 starts). 64 receptions for 779 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.

Experience: 14 seasons. 211 career games played (197 starts).

Outlook: While Wayne is still indecisive on his plans for 2015, some things we do know. He will have offseason triceps surgery, an injury that clearly hampered him down the stretch in 2014. Wayne has also gone on record saying he won't be playing for another NFL team besides the Colts. A decision will come after some talk with his family to see if Wayne will return for a 15th NFL season.

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