Every once in a while, Colts owner Jim Irsay launches the Twitter equivalent of an Easter egg hunt. Currently, Colts fans are making guesses like crazy, and wondering if they’re getting warm.
On Saturday night, Irsay said that his team, which has been very active so far in free agency, is “working on a deal, one we’ve been working on for five days,” and that “we’re very, very close to making it work.”
Later, Irsay narrowed the range of potential guesses to one position: “Wide receiver!!”
But there aren’t many free-agent receivers with names justifying the use of two exclamation points. Darrius Heyward-Bey was cut on Tuesday, and Randy Moss still has some caché, baby.
That leaves restricted free agents, where Giants receiver Victor Cruz and Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders are the top targets. But with Irsay saying that the Colts have been working on the deal for five days and given that Cruz’s agent change delayed prevent CAA from talking contract during the five-day waiting period, it’s probably not Cruz.
Unless, of course, the Colts were spending the first part of the past five days coming up with an offer-sheet strategy with a 2013 cap number that would prevent the Giants from matching.
Either way, we’ll be keeping an eye on Irsay’s page for further updates.