A high-roller’s budget with a thrifty shopper’s mind frame.
That’s what Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson’s approach will be during free agency, which starts March 11.
Grigson and the Colts were free spenders during free agency in 2013. They have the financial flexibility to do the same thing this year – fourth-most salary-cap space – but Grigson plans to be methodical and spend money wisely because he knows it’s getting closer to having to pay players like quarterback Andrew Luck and receiver T.Y. Hilton.
The Colts head in free agency with cornerback Vontae Davis as the top priority when it comes to re-signing their own player. Finding a way to protect Luck and block for the running backs better is necessity. The Colts need an upgrade at one of their guard spots and at center after the interior part of their offensive line was one of the worst in the NFL last season.