PFF suggests Colts add OL depth as ‘one last offseason move’

The Indianapolis Colts have gotten to the portion of the offseason where they focus more on preparing for the upcoming campaign rather than adding players to the roster.

But as general manager Chris Ballard has said several times, roster construction is a year-round job. It’s likely they will continue to add pieces to the roster throughout the coming months.

In looking at “one last offseason move” every team should make, Pro Football Focus suggested adding some depth to the interior offensive line.

The Houston Texans released Cann after just one season, with his prior seven years spent with another division rival in the Jacksonville Jaguars. An MCL injury limited Cann to just 198 snaps in 2021, but he logged at least 775 in every other year of his eight-year career.

Over 2020 and 2022, Cann earned a 70.1 pass-blocking grade. And while he may be better suited as a depth option than a starter at this phase in his career, Indianapolis started Will Fries down the stretch, and he earned a 44.4 pass-blocking grade with 15 quarterback hurries allowed. It can never be a bad idea to add some offensive line depth for new franchise quarterback Anthony Richardson.

As it currently stands, Fries is the starting right guard. He will likely get some competition from Danny Pinter and undrafted rookie free agent Emil Ekiyor, who fell in the draft due to medical concerns.

Cann would be an interesting addition to the offensive line as a depth piece or potential spot starter. It wouldn’t be a terrible idea to add some more competition to the position.

We’ll see if Ballard has any moves coming up over the course of the next few months, and the right guard position is one they should have their eyes on.

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