The Indianapolis Colts are expected to be buyers when free agency begins on Tuesday with ample salary cap space and one name they are pursuing that could be the newest Colt early on Tuesday is Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.
Ravens defenders have been heavily pursued for the better part of the last decade and Jones looks like the next to cash in after beginning his career with Baltimore as a former fifth round pick out of Syracuse in 2010. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was the Ravens defensive coordinator at the time Jones was drafted so a reunion could be in order.
The 6-3, 301-pound Jones has played defensive end and defensive tackle in his career so his versatility will be a big boost to whoever signs him, but if it is the Colts he can be a nice fit at the five-technique as a defensive end.
Jones started a career-high 13 games a season ago in which he racked up four sacks. He had 27 tackles and 25 assists to go with his four quarterback sacks. He had 4.5 sacks in 2012 when he appeared in all 16 games, making six starts.