We’ve long believed that the Colts have kept oft-injured safety Bob Sanders in the fold due to concerns that, if he were released, he’d resurface with another team in the AFC South.
And now that the Colts have cut Sanders, that’s precisely what could happen.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report that Sanders is in Jacksonville for a visit with the Jaguars.
Apart from the run-stuffing skills of the undersized strong safety, Sanders can help his new team deal with the challenge of facing Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning twice per year.
Sanders is a free agent; he can sign a new deal with any team before March 4. After March 4, his status depends on the labor agreement.
The Titans and Texans would be wise to get in on this one before it’s too late. And if former Colts assistant Leslie Frazier hopes to bring Bob to the Vikings, the time to pick up the phone is now.
Sanders has played in only nine games since winning the 2007 defensive player of the year award and scoring a big-money contract. It remains to be seen whether he has simply been chronically unlucky, or whether he simply has a Body by Balsa.