Report: Colts unlikely to sign Johnathan Hankins

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Free agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins took a visit with a team this week, but it doesn’t look like it will result in the end of his extended run on the open market.

Hankins didn’t agree to sign with the Colts before the end of their meeting Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that a deal between the two sides is unlikely. Hankins would seem to be a fit on the field for the Colts, who are looking to upgrade their defense and have defensive tackle David Parry facing two felonies after a March arrest.

That would suggest that money is the obstacle to an agreement, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise given reports about Hankins’ asking price and the lower profile moves that the Colts have made since the start of free agency.

If nothing is doing with the Colts and nothing pops up with another team, it would seem that Hankins’ best bet may be a return to the Giants. They have shown interest in bringing Hankins back, but money seems to be a stumbling block there as well given Hankins’ continued presence on the list of unsigned free agents.

3 responses to “Report: Colts unlikely to sign Johnathan Hankins

  1. Take what you can get Hank. You aren’t all that good and the G-men will probably take their offer off the table after the draft. Good luck after that happens.

  2. Take a one year deal, show out, and hit the FA market again next season. Your best bet is to stick with the Giants this year. Maybe fire your current agent as well.

  3. Your punter and kicker combined make $4.5m. You can go find a cheap young RB in the draft and Gore can go at $3.5m. There’s that $8m a year for Mr. Hankins.

    And you’re paying Vontae Davis $10m – he had 37 tackles and 1 pick last year. Last yr of deal.

    Go sign him Indy. You desperately need help on D. He will help.

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