The Indianapolis Colts have been very quiet during free agency much to the chagrin of Colts fans at Stampede Blue. That's why we're happy to report that we have some Colts free agency news. According to Pro Football Talk, the Colts have signed former Atlanta Falcons DE Jamaal Anderson.
He was originally drafted by the Falcons eighth overall in the 2007 draft and released this week. Stampede Blue seems to think he could be a benefit late in the season when defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are wearing down.
If he works out, and that is still a big 'if,' I would not be surprised seeing him start at DE on first down, and then the Colts subbing in Robert Mathis on second or third down. The idea behind this is to keep Mathis and Dwight Freeney fresh all year. One of the reasons Indy's pass rush wilts in the post-season is because these two guys are gassed.
We'll see how this helps with the Colts. Stampede Blue points out that, with QB Peyton Manning sitting at 35 years old, the Colts Super Bowl window won't be open for long so they need to go for it -- now.
Check out Stampede Blue to see how Colts fans are reacting to the move.