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Friday, January 16, 2009
Indianapolis UFAs to be

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

A look at the members of the Colts who are heading toward unrestricted free agency, in rough order of importance and standing.

Center Jeff Saturday: He'll be 34 next season, but continues to be a crucial cog for Peyton Manning and the offense.

Cornerback Kelvin Hayden: With Marlin Jackson coming off knee surgery, Hayden is even more valuable. There have been indications they think they can get him back and he still has upside.

Running back Dominic Rhodes: Reunion was good, he's not going to be real expensive and Bill Polian has expressed confidence the team can re-sign him.

Punter Hunter Smith: Solid guy. They'd like back, but his future could depend on the market.

Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler: Didn't really break back into lineup after missing first six games on PUP. Would be nice to have, but he's the kind of guy they are good at replacing.

Defensive tackle Darrell Reid: Time on defense only came when they were thinned, but he was top special teams tackler.

Cornerback Keiwan Ratliff: Did some good work when called on, but he's only depth.

Safety Matt Giordano: Also quality secondary depth, but the fourth guy at his position at best.

Defensive end Josh Thomas: They'd like to upgrade, but he could be back late for a minimum deal if he's still out there.