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Report: Colts tender Quan Bray

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We haven’t seen the Colts make any moves yet with their restricted or exclusive rights free agents, but that will likely change very soon. According to the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder, the Colts have tendered exclusive rights free agent Quan Bray.

That makes a lot of sense, as an ERFA tender isn’t for a ton of money yet he’s a guy worth keeping around. Bray was a solid return man for the Colts in 2015 and was their punt and kick returner once again for the first half of the 2016 season before he suffered a season-ending injury. In his place, Jordan Todman stepped up as a kick returner and Chester Rogers stepped up as a punt returner, so Bray likely won’t be guaranteed a spot on the 53-man roster when the season rolls around. But he’s absolutley worth bringing back for depth and to compete for the return specialist job, especially since he won’t cost a ton.

Tendering him as an ERFA shouldn’t be surprising, but it should be even more of a given that the Colts will tender ERFA Erik Swoope. Though the Colts haven’t made any moves official yet, Holder did say that his understanding is that Swoope will be back too.