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Melvin Bullitt gets second round tender

If someone else wants Colts restricted free agent Melvin Bullitt, they will have to fork over a ton of money and a second round pick to get him:

Indy gave Bullitt a second-round tender, agent Leonard Roth confirmed in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The Colts did not have any comment.

Bullitt has become an increasingly important cog in the Colts defense, starting in place of the oft-injured Bob Sanders. In 2008, he had two interceptions to seal victories and last year, with Sanders unable to play in 14 games, Bullitt wound up fifth on the team with 72 tackles. He also made the fourth-down stop against New England that gave Peyton Manning a chance to rally the Colts in the final two minutes.

Melvin Bullitt is one of the top safeties in the AFC. If Bob Sanders is (finally) able to play a full season in 2010, the Colts will have the best trio of safeties in all of football.

Tip to ColtsfanIL