Colts want opportunity to match offers for T.Y. Hilton

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Kevin Hickey
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The Indianapolis Colts and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton appear to be far apart from a potential contract extension to the point where they are letting him test the free-agent market for the first time in his career.

Given the lowered salary-cap and the report that the Colts aren’t planning on re-signing any of their players before the new league year begins on Wednesday, this doesn’t come as a surprise.

But general manager Chris Ballard told Hilton that he’d like the chance to match any offer sent to Hilton by another team before he signs elsewhere.

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It makes sense and this isn’t all that newsworthy but it shows the continued narrative that the Colts do want Hilton back wearing the horseshoe. It just depends on what kind of market the veteran will see when he hits free agency.

The Colts currently have Michael Pittman Jr., Zach Pascal and Parris Campbell leading the room. There is no denying they need to add to the group in free agency, the draft or both. Whether that will involve Hilton remains in question.

Teams can begin contacting Hilton’s representatives as the legal tampering period opened on Monday so be sure to check back to see what the newest update on this situation is as the news comes through.

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