Indianapolis Colts: Justin Hickman

RTC: What's next for Dallas Clark?

June, 19, 2014
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Here's Thursday's Colts' Reading the Coverage ... .

• Mike Chappell of the Indy Star writes about what's next for the newly-retired Dallas Clark. Clark announced his retirement during an emotional news conference at the Colts facility on Wednesday. "I'm a Colt," Clark said. "I'm very lucky to say that."

• Stephen Holder, also of the Star, has a story on the progress being made by the Colts rookies. "Every single day you're going against the best in the game," receiver Donte Moncrief said. "You have to bring it every single day. There are no days off. You have to treat every day like it's your last and give it everything you've got."

• Phil Richards of Indy Star notes how the Colts released linebacker Justin Hickman on Wednesday. Hickman played in 12 games with the Colts in 2012 and missed last season with a foot injury.

• Kevin Bowen of Colts.com gives his takeaways from Day 2 of minicamp. The Colts conclude their three-day camp Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS – Several key players for the Indianapolis Colts will officially hit the free-agent market on Tuesday afternoon barring any developments in the final hours.

There hasn't been any indication that the Colts will strike a deal with cornerback Vontae Davis, safety Antoine Bethea or kicker Adam Vinatieri.

Davis is the most intriguing of the group.

Not signing Davis yet could end up hurting the Colts because two other cornerbacks have already started to set the market value at that position.

Miami's Brent Grimes signed a four-year, $32-million contract and Green Bay's Sam Shields signed a four-year, $39-million deal. It's unknown how much the Colts have offered Davis but he likely is looking for a deal in that range or better.

It's not surprising that the Colts haven't reached a deal with Bethea. Bethea said after the season that was he was looking forward to testing the free-agent market. Expect him to see what's out there before making a decision on where he'll play next season.

Vinatieri believes he can kick a few more seasons but his age -- 41 -- doesn't help him out.

In the category of minor news, the Colts signed exclusive rights free agent linebacker Justin Hickman to a contract extension Monday.

Hickman missed all of last season after getting injured in training camp. He had 14 tackles in 12 games for the Colts in 2012. Hickman had 144 tackles, 27 sacks and three fumble recoveries in three seasons in the Canadian Football League.

The Colts promoted Brad White from defensive quality control coach to assistant linebackers coach.

Indianapolis Colts free agents

January, 12, 2014
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Here's a quick list of the Colts' free-agent players. General manager Ryan Grigson will have some decisions to make because there are several players on the list who have been fixtures in the organization, so he'll have to decide if he wants to bring them back at a reduced price or cut ties with them.

Seems like Antoine Bethea, Adam Vinatieri, Pat McAfee, Donald Brown, Vontae Davis and Sergio Brown will be the toughest for Grigson to decide on. And keep in mind that the Colts don’t have a first-round draft pick this year, either.

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