What surprsied me out of all this was Mortenson said Bears coach Lovie Smith sang Tank's praises to Tony Dungy, and that Lovie's love of Tank is a big reason the Colts are considering signing him. I'd always assumed Lovie was a big reason Tank was no longer a Bear, but I guess that had more to do with Bears GM Jerry Angelo.
If Johnson (25 years old) is signed, I'd imagine he'd get a 3-4 year deal with some serious behavior clauses. The Colts were burned big time by the lies of Corey Simon. They do not want to repeat that scenario again this time with a known ciminal. Also, his first year salary would need several incentives, and rated as if he's playing only half the season (which he is).
The one thing holding this up isn't Tank Johnson but actually Bill Polian. Apparently, he and Dungy like what they are seeing out of rookie DTs Ed Johnson and Quinn Pitcock. However, let's be realistic here: The Colts need depth at DT BAD!.
I'm very interested to see how this plays out. I'm fine with the Colts going out and getting some depth at DT, but these two guys need to prove to me that they are willing to come to Indy with a strong work ethic and a clean rap.