Colts, free agents have decisions to make heading into 2022 NFL season

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The Indianapolis Colts have 28 players on expiring contracts, the majority of whom have been prominent contributors (when healthy) in 2021.

The offensive line has the most players entering free agency: Starters Eric Fisher and Mark Glowinski, and able fill-ins Chris Reed and Matt Pryor are all eligible to become free agents.

The defensive line also has several contributors eligible for free agency: Al-Quadin Muhammad, Kemoko Turay, Tyquan Lewis and Taylor Stallworth.

Two players critical to the special teams — wide receiver Ashton Dulin and safety George Odum — are also on the list.

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Eric Fisher, left tackle

The 31-year-old got a late start to the 2021 season as he recovered from an Achilles injury. He started 15 games but missed some time late due to injury. He might retire. 2021 salary: $8.38 million.

T.Y. Hilton, wide receiver

The 32-year-old just finished his 10th season with the Colts, and it has been his least productive because of injuries. He had 23 receptions for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns. He might retire. 2021 salary: $8 million.

Mark Glowinski, right guard

Colts guard Mark Glowinski
Colts guard Mark Glowinski

The 29-year-old has started most of his four seasons with the Colts. He missed some time in the middle of the 2021 season because of injury. 2021 salary: $5.4 million.

Xavier Rhodes, cornerback

Injuries have interrupted his second season with the Colts. The 31-year-old had 39 tackles and 1 interception in 13 games. 2021 salary: $4.7 million.

Mo Alie-Cox, tight end

The college basketball player-turned-tight end is an able receiver and blocker. The 28-year-old had 24 catches for 316 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2021. 2021 salary: $3.38 million.

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Zach Pascal, wide receiver

The 27-year-old has had similar production each of the past three seasons. In 2021, he had 38 catches for 384 yards and 3 touchdowns. 2021 salary: $3.38 million.

Al-Quadin Muhammad, defensive end

Colts defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad
Colts defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad

He doesn't get nearly the attention of DeForest Buckner, but the 26-year-old starter has gotten to opposing quarterbacks more in 2021. He had career highs with 47 tackles, 12 quarterback hits and 6 sacks. 2021 salary: $2.9 million.

Sam Tevi, tackle

The 27-year-old battled for a spot in training camp but did not appear in a game after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. 2021 salary: $2.5 million.

Isaac Rochell, defensive end

The 26-year-old was a backup, appearing in 12 games. 2021 salary: $2.5 million.

George Odum, safety

He has been a special teams ace who stepped up in 2021 when the defensive backfield struggled with injuries. The 28-year-old had a career-high 55 tackles and 1 interception. 2021 salary: $2.13 million.

T.J. Carrie, cornerback

The 31-year-old was limited to 11 games because of injury. 2021 salary: $2.09 million.

Marlon Mack, running back

The development of Jonathan Taylor prevented a comeback story for the 25-year-old who missed almost all of 2020 due to injury. He was inactive several times in 2021. 2021 salary: $2 million.

Kemoko Turay, defensive end

Colts defensive lineman Kemoko Turay
Colts defensive lineman Kemoko Turay

Staying healthy has been a challenge for the 26-year-old pass rusher, though he notched a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2021. 2021 salary: $1.3 million.

Julie'n Davenport, offensive lineman

The 27-year-old started four games early in the 2021 season, but he spent much of the second half of the season inactive. 2021 salary: $1.12 million.

Chris Reed, offensive lineman

The 29-year-old has filled in ably at more than one position when necessary in 2021. 2021 salary: $1.12 million.

Tyquan Lewis, defensive tackle

Injuries have cut short his 2021 season, as they have many others. He had 2.5 sacks and 1 interception. 2021 salary: $1.09 million.

Andrew Sendejo, safety

The Colts signed Sendejo off the street early in the 2021 season when injuries were battering the defensive backfield. The 34-year-old started 12 games and was in on 40 tackles. 2021 salary: $1.07 million.

Antwaun Woods, defensive tackle

Injuries limited the 29-year-old's season to seven games. 2021 salary: $920,000.

Michael Badgley, place-kicker

Colts kicker Mike Badgley
Colts kicker Mike Badgley

Badgley filled in for an injured Rodrigo Blankenship and held the job the rest of the season. He made 18-of-22 field goals and 40-of-41 PATs. His longest make was 46 yards. 2021 salary: $920,000.

Taylor Stallworth, defensive tackle

A less-heralded player than most on the Colts' D-line, the 26-year-old had career highs in tackles (16), quarterback hits (12) and sacks (3). 2021 salary: $835,000.

Nick Nelson, cornerback

He did not appear in a 2021 game. 2021 salary: $780,000. He is an exclusive restricted free agent.

Quartney Davis, wide receiver

He did not appear in a 2021 game. 2021 salary: $660,000. He is an exclusive restricted free agent.

Rob Windsor, defensive tackle

He did not appear in a 2021 game. 2021 salary: $660,000. He is an exclusive restricted free agent.

Matt Pryor, offensive lineman

Colts offensive tackle Matt Pryor
Colts offensive tackle Matt Pryor

When the Colts needed a fill-in because of injury or illness in 2021, the 27-year-old acquitted himself well. 2021 salary: $648,196.

Matthew Adams, linebacker

The 26-year-old appeared in every game for the Colts in 2021, the third time he has done that in four years. He's an important special teams performer. 2021 salary: $640,396.

Zaire Franklin, linebacker

The 25-year-old has not missed a game in four seasons. In 2021, he had a career-best 40 tackles and his first interception. 2021 salary: $636,764.

Ashton Dulin, wide receiver

The 24-year-old has become an elite special teams performer and a threat for the long ball in the passing game. He had 13 receptions for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2021. 2021 salary: $540,000. He is a restricted free agent.

Skai Moore, linebacker

He appeared in one game in 2021. 2021 salary: $525,000. He is a restricted free agent.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Colts free agents 2022: 28 have expiring contracts

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