According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Indianapolis Colts are not expected to tender restricted free agent defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth (via his representation), making him an unrestricted free agent:
The #Colts are not expected to tender RFA DT Taylor Stallworth, according to his agent @TesslerSports. IND hasn’t ruled out a return, but the versatile Stallworth, who had 16 tackles and three sacks last year, should find work quickly.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2022
The former 2018 undrafted free agent of the New Orleans Saints recorded 16 tackles (11 solo), 3.0 sacks, and a pass defensed during 16 games (1 start) for the Colts in 2021.
Per PFF (subscription), Stallworth was their 53rd best graded interior defender this past season with a +60.9 overall grade.
As a rotational one-technique defensive tackle, Stallworth, at a listed 6’2”, 293 pounds, was a quality backup for the Colts, who provided some interior pass rushing push:
Taylor Stallworth is a player I've never watched before last night but he made a notable impact on just 22 snaps, including these 3 HQ reps as a rusher, including 1 HQ sack, all using different moves. Very impressive. pic.twitter.com/VDJeqafo6Q— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) November 5, 2021
While it’s not a foregone conclusion that Stallworth does not return to Indianapolis, this at least somewhat limits his chances one would reasonably think.