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Let’s jump straight into this week’s questions:
Clydesdales (Stampede Blue Comments): Will the Colts make a trade before the deadline no matter how large or small? I understand that is not Standard Operating Procedure.
Answer: The short answer is no the Colts won’t make a trade before the deadline. The long answer is a bit more complex. If the Colts feel there is a upgrade at a position of need available for the right price then Chris Ballard will absolutely pull the trigger on a trade. The reason why it is more complex is because its a huge IF. The trade deadline is usually where ageing veterans on big contracts are available, the complete opposite to what Ballard likes to bring is as talent upgrades. Teams rarely trade away young talent on team friendly contracts.
Fernando Nougatieri (Stampede Blue Comments): In objective terms, how fast is DeMichael Harris?
Answer: DeMichael Harris according to draftscout.com ran a 4.52 40 yard dash time.
Coltage (Stampede Blue Comments): Who gets bumped from the 53 man roster if/once each player (with a chance to recover this season) returns from injury? Assume no future injuries (a person can dream).
Answer: The Colts have four players on injured reserve who could return before the end of the season; wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr, wide receiver Parris Campbell, defensive end Kemoko Turay and linebacker Matthew Adams. When Pittman returns, likely after the bye week expect the Colts to release wide receiver Daurice Fountain to make room. Campbell is uncertain when to return so there is a few possibilities of roster moves that could be made to correspond him returning it will likely be due to numbers at different positions. When Turay returns, likely after the bye too, expect the Colts to release defensive end Ron’Dell Carter to make room. When Adams returns, also likely after the bye week, expect the Colts to shuffle things around maybe releasing defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth or cornerback Tremon Smith.
JJT98 (Stampede Blue Comments): How much will the Colts spend to keep Grover Stewart and how much should they spend?
Answer: Grover Stewart over the last season and a half has developed into one of the best run stopping 4-3 nose tackles in the league. Stewart, 27, is scheduled to become a unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and is due a decent pay day. The size of his contract will ultimately depend on two things; how the Colts view him and then how the Colts view the nose tackle position. If the team views him highly and sees the position as one that is highly important then Stewart will be paid accordingly. However, if the team feels they can get the same or similar production out of a cheaper replacement then Stewart won’t see a sizeable contract and may not be re-signed at all. In terms of projected contract compared to others Stewart would likely be inline for a contract similar to the contract the Vikings gave defensive tackle Michael Pierce last year paying him around $9 million a year, if the Colts view him highly.