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March 11, 2014

George Bremer: Free agency season is upon us


The Colts have a leg up on the competition because 24-year-old quarterback Andrew Luck should keep the franchise competitive into the foreseeable future. And his presence helps make Indianapolis a more attractive destination for other stars.

But general manager Ryan Grigson still has a challenging task ahead. He mostly struck out with last year's signings — though injuries played a factor — and he has just five draft picks to work with in May. There are holes to fill in the defensive secondary and on the interior of the offensive line, and depth is needed at wide receiver and along the defensive line.

The next few weeks will provide a look at Grigson's blueprint and begin to shape the 2014 Colts.

If Indianapolis is to become the Super Bowl contender it believes it can be, Grigson must choose wisely.

But no trophies will be handed out today. Breaking news should roll in constantly throughout the day, and nearly every move will be cheered and jeered in equal measure.

Enjoy the show. Rejoice for football news in March. And let your opinion be heard.

Just remember none of it really matters until the first ball goes into the air in September.

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