Colts Receiving Trade Calls

Chris Ballard‘s rebuild of the Colts led to a surprising 2018 playoff berth and has produced one of the better-looking 2019 rosters. The Colts are receiving notable trade interest from teams, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.

Specifying the wide receiver, cornerback and offensive line spots, Pelissero notes the Colts are receiving calls from teams as the preseason trade market forms. Indianapolis isn’t necessarily shopping anyone, but Ballard’s roster has generated buzz.

Chester Rogers is a name that could potentially be available. He joined the Colts under the Ryan GrigsonChuck Pagano regime and entered camp as a player fighting for a roster spot. The Colts have restocked their auxiliary wideout group, with Devin Funchess, third-round pick Parris Campbell and a healthy Deon Cain (Round 6, 2018) now set to complement T.Y. Hilton. Rogers and Zach Pascal are among those vying for the team’s punt returner role. The Colts also have intriguing talent Mo Alie-Cox behind their Eric EbronJack Doyle duo.

The Colts join the Patriots and Saints as teams whose corner depth has been the subject of trade rumors. Their corner group does not look too much different from their 2018 cadre. The Colts re-signed Pierre Desir and extended slot man Kenny Moore. Quincy Wilson (Round 2, 2017) enters his third season. Second-rounder Rock Ya-Sin joins this group, however, and looks like a strong bet for frequent playing time. The Colts drafted another corner, Marvell Tell III, in the fifth round. Nate Hairston, an 11-start performer after joining the team as a 2017 fifth-rounder, remains on the team as well.

Having their starting line set, the Colts do have two 2016 Day 2 picks — Joe Haeg and Le’Raven Clark — entering contract years as backups. This roster may prompt teams to make offers rather than take chances with players the Colts send to the waiver wire in September.

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  1. carlos15

    Why with any Colts news do we have to see a picture of Ballard’s face? No other options?

    • Carl9

      I’m just taking a wild guess here. But maybe, just maybe, they used Ballard’s picture because, the story is about the roster he built, and any subsequent trade offers will go through him. But that’s just a wild, crazy guess. What do I know?

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