Teams aren’t allowed to talk to prospective free agents during the lockout, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening through indirect or under-the-radar channels.
We hear occasional rumors of certain free agents being tied to certain teams, and we’re not the only ones.
Here’s a random missive from Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune Thursday: “Don’t be surprised if Tommie Harris signs with the Colts once the lockout ends.”
This was McClure’s first tweet in a week, so it seemingly came from somewhere rather than idle speculation. Harris reportedly received interest before the work stoppage began and is a logical fit because he fits the Colts’ system well. Then again, Indianapolis almost never dips into the free agent pool to pick up talent.
Perhaps Harris will come at a bargain basement price after a down season, which would fit more into Indy’s usual way of doing things.
Whether the rumor is true or not, expect the Colts to shoot it down at some point.