Jim Irsay: Justin Houston could come back

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Pass rusher Justin Houston took a visit to Baltimore to meet with the Ravens on Wednesday, but there’s been no word of an imminent agreement with the AFC North club.

That leaves the door open for a return to Indianapolis. While the Colts have not moved to re-sign the veteran at this point, team owner Jim Irsay said on Wednesday that the team still needs to bolster its pass rush and that a return could happen.

“Justin could come back, there’s some other options in free agency and the draft,” Irsay said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

Timing could work in favor of another year with the Colts. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports that the Ravens won’t sign an unrestricted free agent before May 3 because that is the deadline for signings to count as part of the compensatory pick formula. The Ravens have long prized those picks and are in line for them after losing the likes of Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue this offseason.

7 responses to “Jim Irsay: Justin Houston could come back

  1. It always worries me when Irsay has anything to say about the Colts. History has shown the Colts tend to under perform when he is involved or making comments to the media. The Colts have been competitive in the years that he is absent. I imagine Colts fans hope this is a one and done for him for the upcoming season.

  2. When will those podunk hayseeds in NH ever get a pro sports team of any kind?

  3. Weird stat I saw the other day, Justin Houstin is tied for 1st all time in career safeties with 4. And he got three of those with the Colts in just the last two seasons.

  4. Yep, but no way is he going to get the money that he received from his friend Ballard the last two years. He is a rotational player at this stage in his career….

  5. The Irsay’s should be obligated to apologize to Baltimore anytime they mention our city.

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