If you asked Colts fans, one of the top targets for the team in free agency this year should be Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who is set to become a free agent if no deal is reached with the Patriots by Tuesday afternoon. But, according to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder, the Colts aren't currently involved in talks with McCourty despite the fact that the legal tampering period is underway.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Couple <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> tidbits: I'm told they're not currently involved in Devin McCourty talks. Also, nothing imminent b/w <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> and Mike Adams.</p>— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) <a href="https://twitter.com/HolderStephen/status/574424159687696384">March 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
McCourty has started 77 games over the past five years with New England and has recorded 388 tackles, one sack, 58 passes defensed, 17 interceptions, and seven forced fumbles. He has been an All-Pro at both cornerback and at safety and is one of the best players in the NFL at his free safety position. The Colts absolutely need safety help, as right now they almost certainly don't have either one of their starting safeties for 2015 under contract. McCourty would provide a true difference maker in the secondary and is someone that it makes a lot of sense for the Colts to target. They certainly could, but at least according to Holder, they haven't been involved in those talks yet.
Holder also notes that there's nothing imminent between the Colts and safety Mike Adams. Both general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano made it sound like they fully expected Adams to be back in 2015, and the safety said that he wants to return to the Colts and finish his career there. Though he'll be 34-years old when next season starts, he's coming off of the best season of his 11-year NFL career (his first with the Colts). He recorded 87 tackles, 11 passes defensed, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries - all of which either set or tied a career high. He also tied for the NFL lead with seven takeaways and was named to his first career Pro Bowl.
Bringing back Mike Adams should be a priority for the Colts, though it sounds like there's nothing imminent on that front according to Stephen Holder. Furthermore, pursuing Devin McCourty in free agency is absolutely something the Colts should do, but Holder notes that so far they haven't been involved. But hey, it does at least sound like the Colts have inquired about Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy.