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Melvin Bullitt plans to return to Colts

Melvin Bullitt AP

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.

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7 Responses to “Melvin Bullitt plans to return to Colts”
  1. popolover says: Jul 4, 2011 6:48 PM

    Sorry to say this boys, but your livelyhood depends on Chrisissy. Don’t worry he won’t do anything without asking daddy first.

  2. dempsey63 says: Jul 4, 2011 7:39 PM

    With a name like Bullitt, he belongs in San Francisco (where the movie “Bullitt” featured the greatest car chase sequence ever).

  3. 4ever19 says: Jul 4, 2011 9:08 PM

    Yes, we need Joseph back and we need Melvin back. He is a solid safety, the kind of player you don’t let walk away.

  4. trbowman says: Jul 5, 2011 12:35 AM

    Let Addai walk, guy hasn’t been good since 2007….

  5. ampats says: Jul 5, 2011 8:02 AM

    Sounds like alot of unsigned players in Peytonapolis.

    This may be the year the Texans win the division

  6. killxswitch says: Jul 5, 2011 9:16 AM

    4ever19 says: Jul 4, 2011 9:08 PM

    Yes, we need Joseph back and we need Melvin back. He is a solid safety, the kind of player you don’t let walk away.
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    IMO he is a great backup but not a great starter. The team would be better off long-term with someone that can hit harder. We’ve probably missed too much of the pre-season to try to sign someone new now though.

  7. dexterismyhero says: Jul 5, 2011 10:43 AM

    @ampats says:
    Jul 5, 2011 8:02 AM
    Sounds like alot of unsigned players in Peytonapolis.

    This may be the year the Texans win the division
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    I doubt that ampats. Anthing new in Bieberville, Massachusetts?

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