Colts don’t use franchise tag

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson watches warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Indianapolis. The Colts are projected to be about $31 million under the salary cap heading into this offseason, and Grigson is looking to plug more holes on his team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) The NFL’s franchise tag deadline has come and gone, and the Colts have chosen not to tag any of its players.  This means they will now rely on long-term deals to keep their free agent stars in house.

Colts’ cornerback Vontae Davis was the most likely option for the franchise tag.  That, however, would’ve cost the Colts approximately $11.8 million.

The Colts still have a little over a week to work out long-term deals with their free agents.  Those contracts expire March 11. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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