I was asked last week what Colts free agent I thought was the team’s biggest priority to re-sign.
My answer was running back Joseph Addai; the questioner thought safety Melvin Bullitt might be at the top of the to-do list. It’s not a crazy notion. With Bob Sanders gone, an already thin position would look extremely thin without Bullitt.
Earlier this offseason, Bullitt said he couldn’t imagine returning to the Colts without a long-term deal. That’s what he’s expecting.
“I want to play in Indy again,” Bullitt told Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star. “That’s what I’m planning on. But the reality is I’m not signed with anyone.”
In the same article offensive lineman Charles Johnson also said he wanted to return and would do anything asked (play guard or tackle) to get a chance at a title. Both players are valuable role players with the Colts, but probably won’t break the bank.
Teams like Indianapolis should benefit from the lockout because of their continuity with their schemes. They’ll benefit even more if they bring back guys like Bullitt and Johnson instead of teaching free agents their scheme from scratch.