RB Dominic Rhodes Could be Back as the Team Manages the Cap

RB Dominic Rhodes
ProFootballWeekly.com reports that the Colts may have a great shot at getting RB Dominic Rhodes back:

Although it is a relatively small-market organization, few clubs push the limits of the salary cap as routinely as the Colts, which is largely a testament to the headlining talent they’ve acquired over the years. Of course, one of the consequences of such a strategy is their difficulty securing the role players needed to fill out the roster. The salary-cap squeeze already has pushed solid LBs Freddy Keiaho and Tyjuan Hagler out the door, and it’s now hampering their ability to re-sign an offensive player they’d really like to retain: RB Dominic Rhodes. The ninth-year veteran completed his second tour of duty in Indianapolis in 2008, and was arguably more effective than starter Joseph Addai.

The fact that Rhodes has not landed anywhere yet is compelling evidence that the Colts have a realistic opportunity of eventually inking him to a manageable deal, but don’t expect it to happen until after the draft. The Colts already have worked hard at trimming the roster fat, and there’s not much more they can do without knowing how the events over draft weekend will unfold. One thing we have heard is that Indy would rather re-sign Rhodes to a cap-friendly deal than take a flier on a late-round running back who hasn’t proven anything at the NFL level.


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