Colts may not be willing to overpay for Ed Reed

Despite the reports that the Indianapolis Colts might pursue safety Ed Reed in free agency, they may not be willing to offer him the kind of contract he’s looking for.

We hear that connection makes a ton of sense, as the Colts sorely lacked a playmaker on the back end of the defense a season ago, and Reed and Pagano have a strong relationship. However, the scuttlebutt could be Reed’s contract demands. If he is looking for a long-term deal, it isn’t likely to come from the Colts, who won’t be willing to invest heavily on an aging, albeit future Hall of Fame safety, like Reed, who has had injury issues creep up of late.

As good as Reed has been, it doesn’t make sense for any NFL team to overpay for a player that’s on the decline.