Colts, Brackett discussing new deal

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A report in Saturday's Indianapolis Star says that the agent for Colts MLB Gary Brackett and Colts president Bill Polian are speaking about a new deal.

Brackett, a seven-year veteran and the Colts' defensive captain, is set to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL free-agency period begins on March 5. His previous contract was for four years and $10.1 million, which he signed in 2006.

Although the Colts historically haven't kept linebackers who were set to hit the market (see Mike Peterson, Marcus Washington, David Thornton and Cato June), Polian and the team have expressed a desire to keep Brackett, an integral part of the team both on the field and off it, having won Pro Football Weekly's Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award this past year.