According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Indianapolis Colts could be active on the trade market. Pelissero notes that they’re not shopping anybody; instead, they are trying to add to a competitive roster. He notes that the Colts have “have numbers at CB, WR, OL and are getting calls.”
As the trade market picks up, one team to watch is the #Colts, who have numbers at CB, WR, OL and are getting calls. They’re not shopping anyone, but could be active in the coming weeks if the offer’s right.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 12, 2019
With $45.7 million in cap space, per Over The Cap, the Colts can realistically haul in any player on the trade block. Their available cap room ranks top at the NFL, ahead of their rival Houston Texans, who have $37.5 million.
As of now, there are a few enticing names that publicly are available. Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is chief among them — as he wants out not due to a contract, but because of their poor medical staff and how they handled a growth on his head in the offseason. However, considering left tackle isn’t a need (Anthony Castonzo), he can be scratched out.
There is also Jadeveon Clowney. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick started his career off slow, but has been to three-straight Pro-Bowls since 2016, and at 26, should be going to more. The Texans franchise tagged him and never got a long-term deal settled; in turn, sparking trade rumors. But, Houston isn’t likely to ship off one of their best to a division rival.
An interesting name that’s popped up as of recent is Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith. Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” host Eric Sollenberger tweeted, via his dog’s Twitter (Leroy), that Smith is available in a trade. He noted Houston as the likeliest trade partner. Sollenberger has been hit or miss in the past.
Household names may pop up as trade candidates towards the end of the preseason. As of now, the reported players available are on their respective teams. But, that can change with the Colts looking to revamp an already intriguing roster.