INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts signed safety Mike Adams at the start of their mandatory three-day minicamp in June 2014. Adams immediately became a starter and has made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the team.
But new additions this year are unlikely. General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that he believes this will likely be the roster that reports to training camp at Anderson (Ind.) University in late July.
“We’re going to look and see if anyone comes on the wire and is someone coach [Chuck Pagano] and I feel can help us, but they have to meet certain parameters,” Grigson said. “Age, money and things like that. We got Mike Adams. He was still able to participate in mandatory minicamp.”
The Colts are being stricter on what they spend on free agents and they’re no longer interested in signing plug-and-play veterans. Their focus is on developing their younger players. Signing a player now means that player will also be behind in learning the system because he missed all of the Colts’ offseason workouts.
“If you do it during the summer that guy has to be ramped up pretty quick and it’s going to be when we get to Anderson,” Grigson said. “There’s going to be a learning curve there. It’s going to have to be the right person and the right guy.”