Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has a lot of money and he’s eager to spend it ... so eager that it took him away from tweeting about pop music for a while Thursday.
The immediate speculation centered on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who is in the midst of a holdout that threatens to extend into the regular season.
By late last night, however, the Indianapolis Star was reporting that the Colts were looking for a cornerback, sice they have a need on the left side, opposite Jerraud Powers. A couple of possibilities thrown out by the Star: the Dallas Cowboys’ Mike Jenkins and the Miami Dolphins’ Vontae Davis.
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson has made moves for cornerbacks — he traded for Cassius Vaughn, D.J. Johnson and Josh Gordy, signed Justin King as a free agent and added Korey Lindsay off waivers — but they aren’t the kind of player that would get Irsay’s pulse racing. An offensive lineman may be a possibility, Mike Chappell writes.
This much is certain: Irsay is ready to rock and roll.
TRADE WINDS BLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012
SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We're talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!.. these deals often crumble n don't reach completion— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012
Colts Fans..Your GM Mr Grigson isn't afraid to roll the dice n aggressively improve YOUR Indianapolis Colts..n my check book stands ready!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012
9 times out of 10 these deals fizzle out like a faulty Roman Candle;any other info at this time is proprietary,must move behind the curtain!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 23, 2012
It's standing still...at 1am...shut it down...as Paul Simon says.."There's only so much you can do..go on and get some rest..."— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 24, 2012