Hayes: Most likely vets to return

Reggie Hayes believes Saturday and Mathis are most likely to return:

Robert Mathis, defensive end

Mathis remained one of the most intense leaders on a defense that gained steam at the end of the season. His value has increased over the last couple years as draft pick Jerry Hughes has proved to be a bust. However, he’ll be costly to retain

Chance of return: 60 percent

Jeff Saturday, center

Saturday became the centerpiece of the players’ side of the labor negotiation, helping make sure this season came to fruition. He’s not getting any younger, but he has a chemistry with Manning that makes him valuable even in the twilight of his career.

Chance of return: 50 percent

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.