Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of an Indianapolis Colts helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Indianapolis Colts not expected to be big spenders in free agency

The Indianapolis Colts are at sam that has already started to home grow its own stars. While other teams have made it big by being splashy in free agency, the Colts have been building through the draft and haven’t really be active in the free agent market.

While this has freed up roughly $30 million in cap space this offseason, the team isn’t going to change its ways and be buyers. According to Mike Wells from ESPN.com, the Colts are going to be looking at future contracts for the stars they’re home growing rather than going nuts on free agents this offseason.

The Colts will have more than $30 million of salary-cap space in free agency, but don’t expect them to be like a kid with their Christmas money at Toys “R” Us and just spend away. Grigson knows they’ll have to pay players like Luck and receiver T.Y. Hilton at some point down the road. They’ll be smart with their money during free agency.

Basically, the nature of the Colts spending habits are both a blessing and a curse. While the team has a load of cap space to work with, they’re going to have to eventually pay their own free agents big money which means the spending won’t happen for another few years.

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