Jim Irsay is once again tweeting about a possible free agent signing. This is not no ordinary signing though. It's a 'wopper' of a different kind.
Irsay sounds like he is hinting at signing Hafthor Bjornsson, an Icelandic strongman. Here are the tweets below to make it much clearer for you all.
Off/Def Lineman,so many 6-3 to 6-7..320-365 lbs/Big,Physical and Nasty! Speaking of size/strength..GM Grig's just might sign "The Icelander"— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 13, 2013
This 6-9..419 lbs..."The Icelander"...for $200 n Colts T-shirt n Cap...who is this 23 year old Monster Strong Man? 1 guess only by 3pm EST— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 13, 2013
Abby's hatpick for ties....I like him at Nose/3-4 Def...if he can demonstrate enough knee bend at 6-9— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 13, 2013
Bjornsson is 24 years old and recently finished 3rd in the 2012 World's Strongest Man competition. Before becoming a strongman, he was a basketball player. Unfortunately, a knee injury injured his basketball career.
If he can actually come in and make an impact at training camp, I think Bjornsson could push for a roster spot. I mean who would not want to have a strongman from Iceland on their team? We now have Bjoern Werner and Hafthor Bjornsson along the defensive line.
Lets hope that Hafthor could use his strongman mentality and push centers straight back into the quarterback. If Grigson found another diamond in the rough like Jerrell Freeman, then I will applaud Grigson for days.
I am loving the international flavor, Ryan Grigson!