Johnathan Hankins , is far deeper. The linebacker unit is likely to have four new starters following the additions of Jabaal Sheard , John Simon , Sean Spence , Jon Bostic and Barkevious Mingo . " I will tell you we're different ," Colts defensive
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Indianapolis signed a slew of defensive veterans -- including defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins and linebacker Jabaal Sheard -- and drafted Malik Hooker , a safety who could be a star in this league for the next 10 years. Second-rounder
in DVOA and 32nd against the run. Hankins' addition immediately helps versus the run. The signings of Al Woods , Jabaal Sheard , Barkevious Mingo , Margus Hunt and Sean Spence in free agency provided depth to one of the NFL's shallowest front
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last year. Winning wasn't one of them. The Colts finished 30th in total defense . So Ballard got to work, adding Jabaal Sheard and Johnathan Hankins in free agency before taking highly touted safety Malik Hooker in the first round. Adding Quincy
a woeful secondary. Since the start of March, Ballard has added defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins , linebackers Jabaal Sheard , John Simon and Sean Spence and defensive end Margus Hunt . No team has done a better job improving its toughness
the last regime and signed quality depth and competition at good market value. The additions of Johnathan Hankins , Jabaal Sheard , Margus Hunt , Barkevious Mingo , Al Woods and Sean Spence immediately upgrade one of the worst defensive fronts in
behemoth duo of Al Woods and Margus Hunt . In addition to the beef up front, Ballard has added a trio of edge rushers in Jabaal Sheard , John Simon and Barkevious Mingo . While the Colts ' spending spree might lack household names, Ballard has succeeded
agency by new Colts general manager Chris Ballard. The Colts added significant upgrades in Simon and defensive end Jabaal Sheard without breaking the bank. Defensive end Margus Hunt and wide receiver Kamar Aiken are potentially valuable role players
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moves this offseason to add depth and competition to a woefully thin team. The additions of Aiken, Sean Spence , Jabaal Sheard , Barkevious Mingo , John Simon , Margus Hunt and Al Woods will immediately upgrade a decaying Colts squad even if
allowed per game. Spence's addition makes it six new arrivals on defense for Indianapolis, joining defensive ends Jabaal Sheard and Margus Hunt , linebackers Barkevious Mingo and John Simon , and nose tackle Al Woods . As did the rest of the football
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101 on Around The NFL 's list of the Top 101 free agents . Along with Hunt, Ballard signed outside linebackers Jabaal Sheard , John Simon and Barkevious Mingo to reasonable deals in the first week of free agency. The Colts are also making
upgrading of Chuck Pagano's defense, which began earlier this week with the signing of former Patriots rush end Jabaal Sheard . The Colts finished 22nd in points and 30th in yards allowed last year, leading into an offseason of upheaval. Pagano
starters at reasonable prices by signing former Texans linebacker John Simon and former Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard . Simon and Sheard won't be superstars, but they will upgrade positions with minimal long-term risk. The Colts ' decisive
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The Patriots may be forced to defend their title with a significantly different roster. Their 2017 free agent class includes their leaders in rushing yards (RB LeGarrette Blount), TD receptions (TE Martellus Bennett), interceptions (CB Malcolm Butler, restricted), tackles (CB Logan Ryan), tackles
Ingram highlighted the paucity of options available. The best edge rushers on our Top 101 list include Nick Perry , Jabaal Sheard and Andre Branch . Teams desperate for help can take a chance on older one-year solutions, such as DeMarcus Ware
outperformed its reputation last season, in no small part due to Church's career year. 36) Jabaal Sheard , New England Patriots defensive end: Sheard 's consistency slipped from its 2015 heights, but he bounced back from a November benching
For context, here is the original list of the Top 101 Free Agents of 2017. This is how the board looked upon its initial unveiling, before franchise tags, signings and releases muddled the rankings.
one of the best free-agent sleepers -- over the weekend, the next-best edge rushers behind Perry include Jabaal Sheard , DeMarcus Ware and Andre Branch . 3) Franchise tags set a high bar for long-term negotiations. Cousins is set
the tag. Losing him, though, would be costly for a Patriots team with a flock of defensive free agents including Jabaal Sheard , Logan Ryan , Alan Branch , Chris Long and Duron Harmon . Hightower is a three-down 'backer who can do it all
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