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Report: Colts hope to re-sign Darius Butler and Robert Turbin

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Last night the Indianapolis Colts re-signed Jack Doyle, which took care of their most important free agent to re-sign. But they have plenty of other free agents that they have to make decisions on, and it’s still possible we’ll see them re-sign others.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Colts “hope to keep” defensive back Darius Butler and running back Robert Turbin.

That shouldn’t be surprising, as both Butler and Turbin could be valuable to bring back and neither will break the bank. Butler has been a very good slot cornerback for the Colts over the past few years and began to transition to safety some last year too, where he was solid. He wants to make that transition full-time now, so he would be a key option for the Colts in the secondary and a guy who could provide versatility. With the Colts not re-signing Mike Adams, they’ll need some help at safety to pair alongside Clayton Geathers and work with T.J. Green. Furthermore, Butler could provide depth at cornerback too. As for Robert Turbin, he was a very productive running back in his specific role last year, serving as a valuable short yardage and goal line back. Though Frank Gore is the starter and though the Colts ideally need to add a long-term, young running back this year, Robert Turbin would be very valuable to bring back as depth.

These two guys should indeed be priorities to re-sign, and getting them both under contract with reasonable deals would be good moves for Chris Ballard to do as we approach free agency. And it sounds like the Colts are certainly interested in doing just that.