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Colts' 2013 free agents: Greg Toler

With the 2014 free agency period starting on March 11, here's a look back at how some of the Indianapolis Colts' marquee free-agent signings from 2013 played last season.

Cornerback Greg Toler (3 years, $14 million)

2013 stats: 23 tackles, 1 interception, 7 passes defended

Toler's issue is the inability to stay healthy. He had that problem while with the Arizona Cardinals and he managed to tuck that same problem into his luggage before coming to Indianapolis.

The secondary thrived off Toler’s aggressive, sometimes risky, approach at cornerback. It started in training camp and carried over to the early portion of the season. Everything changed after the game against the Denver Broncos in Week 7.

Toler injured his groin against the Broncos, causing him to miss eight straight weeks. He didn’t want to return too soon and risk re-injuring his groin.

Toler returned for the final two regular-season games only to end up having his season end after he injured his groin again in the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He ended up having surgery on his groin tear after the season.

Some want the Colts to cut Toler. That isn’t an option, as general manager Ryan Grigson talked about the impact Toler can have on the defense during the NFL scouting combine.

The key?

Consistency, of course. The first step in achieving that is for Toler to remain healthy.