“Long, athletic, fast. Ball skills, intelligent, smart, knows the game as well as anybody I’ve been around,” Pagano said of Cromartie.
Of course, the Colts are banking on Cromartie being able to contribute as Vontae Davis‘ ankle injury could sideline him for a good while. Davis could be out for at least the first month of the season and Cromartie is being counted upon to bolster the talent of a cornerback group that also includes free agent addition Patrick Robinson, Darius Butler, Jalil Brown, and 2015 third-rounder D’Joun Smith.
Here’s more from Indianapolis:
- The Colts’ deal with Cromartie is a one-year pact worth $3MM, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The veteran gets $250K guaranteed with an additional $500K available through incentives. Personally, I expected Cromartie’s deal to be worth a lot less.
- Injuries on the Colts’ roster will make for some tough decisions when it comes to cutting down the roster, Stephen Holder of the Indy Star writes. The team’s list of “week to week” players includes Davis (ankle), defensive end Kendall Langford (knee), safety Clayton Geathers (foot), defensive tackle Henry Anderson (knee), guard Hugh Thornton (ankle), guard Joe Haeg (ankle), and linebacker Sio Moore (hamstring). The need to fill in for these players could result in some tough cuts and Holder wonders if that could mean young linebacker Edwin Jackson being left off the 53-man roster.
- Last night, PFR’s Dallas Robinson recapped the Colts’ offseason in great detail. Did the Colts do enough to put themselves back into the playoff mix? Read up on the Colts’ spring/summer moves and decide for yourself.