The Colts have been quite busy recently, with both signings and free agent visits. Today, they hosted defensive end Margus Hunt and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke on free agent visits, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Hunt was a second round pick by the Bengals in the 2013 NFL Draft, and in four seasons with the team he has played in 44 games and recorded 29 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three passes defensed. Hunt was very much a project player when the Bengals drafted him, and so far he has had minimal success. Schwenke was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Titans, and he has played in 41 games over the past four seasons, starting 28 of them.
The idea with both of these guys is simply to add competition to the roster, something that Chris Ballard has heavily emphasized during his time with the Colts so far. None of these guys would be brought in as big-name free agents nor would they be handed starting spots, but then again it must be considered that teams need depth on their rosters too. Ballard really wants to add to the competition level of this Colts roster so that players really have to compete for spots, and so we should expect moves throughout the offseason and training camp that seeks to improve the depth. It might not be exciting, but it’s needed - especially given what Ballard wants to build in Indianapolis.