Indianapolis Colts impending free agent inside linebacker Pat Angerer recorded a solid 63 tackles in 11 games last season, but all he did effectively was recorded tackles. The 27-year-old is somebody the Colts are better off replacing in order to further boost their run defense, and it looks like that’s exactly what the team will do this offseason.
According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Angerer’s agent Jack Bechta said that the Colts will let his client hit the free agent market this offseason and won’t try to negotiate a deal with him. It isn’t a surprising move, even if Angerer fills up the stat sheet with tackles and is one of the toughest players on the team due to his willingness to play through nagging injuries.
The Colts, however, are pursuing an upgrade at the linebacker position, and that’s definitely a wise course of action, especially since they have plenty of cap space to go for a better player. They recently worked out former Cleveland Browns veteran starter D’Qwell Jackson, and he would be an excellent signing. Jackson is an upgrade over Angerer, and they can certainly afford to sign him. The Denver Broncos seem to be the front-runners, but the Colts are very much in the mix.