Phil Richards notes that Ryan Grigson doesn’t have much cash with which to build this year’s roster so he’s had to rely on his work ethic to find affordable gems:
General manager Ryan Grigson faced a daunting challenge this offseason. Nearly one-third of the Indianapolis Colts salary cap is tied up in “dead” money, prorated bonuses not yet counted against the cap but paid to players such as Peyton Manning, Dallas Clark, Gary Brackett and Joseph Addai who are no longer with the team.
Grigson couldn’t go about rebuilding the Colts by spending. He had to go about it by digging.
“I feel like digging is one of my strong suits, digging and not caring what anybody else thinks or what the perception is,” said Grigson, whose team this morning begins a three-day minicamp in which quarterback Andrew Luck will participate, whether or not he is signed.