We've reached that wild, wacky, oh-so-nut-ballz-crazy part of the free agent pre-signing period that literally every single big name about to hit the market is getting connected to the Colts and their $41 million dollars in offseason cap space.
Yesterday, we had reports connecting Cliff Avril to Indy.
We've also had reports regarding Indy and Andy Levitre.
And Louis Vasquez.
And Paul Kruger.
And Ed Reed.
And Cary Williams.
Now, we get Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.
Also told that Greg Jennings has received interest from the Rams, Colts, Browns, and Bengals, yet is still talking to GB about re-signing— Shawn Zobel (@ShawnZobel_DHQ) March 11, 2013
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also reported the Colts interest in Jennings.
Obviously, the Colts cannot sign all these players, but that credible reporters are connecting all these players to Indianapolis has to make you wonder: Either all these sources the reporters are relying on (aka, the agents of the players in question) are pulling their chains, or Ryan Grigson is casting a wide net.
I must admit that all this free agency silliness is tremendous fun to cover and write about, but come on! How can Indianapolis seriously be in play for all these free agents?
The logical answer is they aren't, and we should all take a collective step back before we start speculating about Jennings-to-Indy.
If you think about it, Jennings would make logical sense. He's unlikely to get the money that Mike Wallace will get, and he's an excellent fit for Pep Hamilton's West Coast offense.
Really, at this point, after reading and following up on all these free agency-related stories, the Colts could be linked to trading for Peyton Manning and it wouldn't surprise me.