Last week, we included in a “five moves that should be made” item for SportingNews.com that the Colts should sign Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill to an offer sheet.
Apparently, the item somehow morphed into a report that the Colts planned to do so.
We’ve since learned — and confirmed — that the Colts have had zero contact with McNeill. So with only five days and change remaining before the expiration of the deadline for signing restricted free agents to offer sheets, it’s highly unlikely that the Colts will make a move.
In the remaining period of time, they’d have to reach out to McNeill, bring him in for a visit, negotiate a contract, consider whether to include a poison pill aimed at keeping the Chargers from matching the offer, and then work the thing out. Meanwhile, the Colts are otherwise getting ready for the draft.
It therefore would be a shock if the Chargers fire up the engines five weeks after the period for talking to McNeill started — and only five days before the window slams shut.