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Report: Colts offered Danielle Hunter more money than Texans

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By: Kevin Hickey

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t done much in the way of adding outside players in free agency but in some cases, it wasn’t due to a lack of effort.

General manager Chris Ballard was in Orlando this week for the annual league meetings. He met with the media, discussing their moves in free agency among other topics.

Though Ballard didn’t admit it, ESPN’s Stephen Holder reported the Colts offered more money to defensive end Danielle Hunter before he signed a two-year, $49 million (with $48 million guaranteed) with the Houston Texans.

The Colts earnestly chased Vikings free agent pass-rusher Danielle Hunter, even offering him more money than the Houston Texans — a two-year, $49 million ($48 million guaranteed) deal — ultimately gave him, according to a team source.

However, the money wasn’t enough to lure the vaunted pass-rusher to Indy.

The internal moves the Colts made certainly will help both now and in the future. Locking up key players like Michael Pittman Jr., Grover Stewart and Kenny Moore II shouldn’t be overlooked.

However, fans have vented their frustrations as to the lack of moves the team has made.

Though it would have been nice to see Hunter join a defensive end room that helped break the franchise record for sacks in a single season, the Colts will be running it back with a solid room looking to continue its progression in Year 3 under Gus Bradley.

Originally posted on Colts Wire