Around this time of year, NFL fans are in full out speculation mode, trying to figure out which players their team might sign in the offseason. For Colts fans, anyone who plays outside linebacker or safety is sure to get attention (as well as a lot of other positions). Therefore, when the Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that they were releasing veteran outside linebacker Nick Barnett and veteran safety George Wilson, it was natural for some to wonder if the Colts may have interest.
Nope. And they shouldn't, either.
The first reason why is because of age. Both Barnett and Wilson are 31 years old. While a team like the Colts would do good to bring in a veteran or two (Ed Reed, for example?), the core of their team must be built on youth and by signing guys on the back half of their career it would detract from the foundation that Indy is trying to build.
Bills Release Nick Barnett and George Wilson - Should the Colts be Interested?
Stampede Blue | Feb 12