Free agency is just one day away now, and the Colts are pursuing a number of players who are already free agents, due to the fact that they have been released rather than will have their contract expire. They signed one such player in guard Todd Herremans, and they have interest in a number of others.
Today, it sounds like they'll be having two defensive free agents in for a visit. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that defensive lineman Kendall Langford and defensive lineman/outside linebacker Trent Cole will both be visiting the Colts today.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On the eve of free agency, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> will be hosting Trent Cole & Kendall Langford for visits, I’m told. GM Ryan Grigson scouted Cole in Philly</p>— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/574921454254325760">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
A couple of days ago Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Cole would visit the Colts on Monday, and then Sunday Cole himself tweeted that his "next stop will be the Colts." He is visiting the Browns this weekend and then heading to Indianapolis on Monday.
As for Kendall Langford, the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly noted the news yesterday, adding that Langford has already met with the Lions, Jets, and Saints, and Kelly added this morning that, in addition to the Colts, Langford will also visit the Broncos.
Langford, a 6-6, 313 pound lineman, spent the last three seasons with the Rams after spending the first four years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. He has recorded 242 career tackles, 15.5 sacks, and 15 passes defensed. He did a solid job with the Rams and would likely play defensive end in the Colts' system.
Cole is a 6-3, 270 pound defensive lineman who might play outside linebacker in a pass rush role with the Colts if signed. In ten seasons with the Eagles, he played in 155 games (starting 145) and recorded 569 tackles, 85.5 sacks, 14 passes defensed, an interception (returned for a touchdown), and 19 forced fumbles. He also has been selected to two Pro Bowls in his career. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson knows him well from the time that they both spent in Philly together.
These two players are at two of the Colts biggest positions of need, as they really need defensive line help and pass rush help. It sounds like both of them will be visiting the Colts today and so there's certainly a possibility that one (or both) could sign, but either way, expect those two positions to be an area of focus for the Colts moving forward this offseason as well.