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Colts trade rumor heats up after Jim Irsay’s tweets

If the Indianapolis Colts are indeed working on a trade, the one player it is certain to not involve is Andrew Luck. (Justin K. Aller / Getty Images)

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 CowboysMike Jenkins and the Miami DolphinsVontae 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 1am...shut it Paul Simon says..”There’s only so much you can do..go on and get some rest...”

— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 24, 2012

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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