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Colts Free Agency 'Legal Tampering' Period Tracker

Stay tuned to all Indianapolis Colts news throughout the "legal tampering" period of NFL free agency.
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In the NFL, free agency never truly stops. However, it's in the first half of March each year when the new league year begins that contracts expire and the pool of free agents becomes flooded.

The NFL has designated 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 11 until 3:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13 as a period where the representation for impending free agents may enter into negotiations with other teams before pen can begin hitting paper officially at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. This is now known as the "legal tampering" period. What once was done in the shadows is now legal and regulated by the NFL.

With that being said, the Indianapolis Colts enter Monday with approximately $49.2 million in salary cap space, according to, which ranks as the seventh-most in the league.

The Colts got the party started early as reports came in of new three-year contract extensions for wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who was given the franchise tag last week, and linebacker Zaire Franklin, who still had a year left on his contract.

Bookmark this article for everything you need to know about the Colts during the legal tampering period. A new tracker will be released for the official start of free agency on Wednesday afternoon.

Former Colts' WR Isaiah McKenzie Signs With New York Giants

"After a sour ending to his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts, Isaiah McKenzie is heading to the NFC East..."

Colts Sign Former Dolphins DT Raekwon Davis to Deal

"The Indianapolis Colts are adding depth to the interior of their defensive line with their latest signing..."

The Colts have talked with Minnesota Vikings free-agent defensive end Danielle Hunter, who has five seasons in his career with double-digit sacks, including 16.5 in 2023. This report is from ESPN's Stephen Holder.

Colts Re-Sign Kenny Moore II to Long-Term Extension

"The Indianapolis Colts are retaining one of the best players in their secondary in Kenny Moore II..."

Colts Re-Signing Vital Member of Special Teams in Rigoberto Sanchez

"The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly near a deal to bring back one of the biggest pieces of their special teams..."

Former Colts RB Zack Moss Finds Home With Bengals

"The Indianapolis Colts are losing a running back who flourished with the team last season..."

Former Colts Quarterback Gardner Minshew Signs with Raiders

"Former Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Gardner Minshew will wear a new uniform in 2024..."

Colts Re-Sign Grover Stewart to Contract Extension

"The Indianapolis Colts will keep Grover Stewart as the cog in the middle of their defensive line..."

Colts Re-Sign Key Pass Rusher Tyquan Lewis

"The Indianapolis Colts are bringing back a valuable veteran pass-rushing specialist..."

Colts Re-Sign Michael Pittman Jr. to Long-Term Extension

"The Indianapolis Colts have locked up star wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. for the foreseeable future..."

Colts Sign Zaire Franklin to Contract Extension

"The Indianapolis Colts have inked a key defender to a long-term extension ahead of free agency..."

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