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Colts, Gary Brackett appear close

Just hours before he’s slated to become an unrestricted free agent, linebacker Gary Brackett appears to be close to signing a contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Indianapolis Star reported this afternoon that negotiations were continuing between the Colts and their defensive captain. And ESPN’s Trey Wingo wrote on Twitter that his colleague John Clayton was reporting that Brackett had canceled free agent trips and could be ready to announce a long-term deal with the Colts on Friday.

It’s unclear how Brackett could have known to plan any free agent trips when no other teams would be allowed to invite him for visits before midnight, and if Brackett had already arranged visits with other teams, then those teams violated the league’s tampering rules.

But the point remains: Things look close between the Colts and Brackett.

Then again, “close” isn’t the same thing as “done.” And in less than three hours, if a deal isn’t done, Brackett can sign with any of the 31 other teams.

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4 Responses to “Colts, Gary Brackett appear close”
  1. litemater says: Mar 4, 2010 9:29 PM

    Get over the damn tampering already. He can plan to take trips.

  2. begooode says: Mar 4, 2010 9:32 PM

    “It’s unclear how Brackett could have known to plan any free agent trips when no other teams would be allowed to invite him for visits before midnight, and if Brackett had already arranged visits with other teams, then those teams violated the league’s tampering rules.”
    it is getting to be a joke, isn’t it?

  3. Route36West says: Mar 4, 2010 10:24 PM

    Come On Florio we all get it we know that teams tamper and we know that if any of these players have talked to another team already that thats tampering. We also know if a deal is done in the first few minutes of march 5th there was probably tampering involved.
    But come on man enough we arent stupid we know how this works. You dont have to keep repeating it in every other post. It doesnt make you sound smart it just makes you sound like a jackass.
    Im with you the rule should either be enforced or done away with. I even said the other day that I think its unfair if the Bears have had talks with Peppers agents not just to the Panthers but to the other teams that want to sign him and arent will to cheat.
    Yes we know the Bears are the biggest hypocrites in the league b/c they pressed tampering charges against the 49ers and won and now are disrespecting the rule more then any other team because they are having discussions with Peppers and Rolles agents.
    But your going overboard. Your making me want to pull my hair.

  4. mustbechris says: Mar 4, 2010 11:04 PM

    the best part? florio didn’t write this article, but you’re all complaining about florio anyway.

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