Colts may lose James, Wayne

Updated: February 16, 2006, 12:17 PM ET
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The Colts lack the salary-cap room to be aggressive in free agency, and they will have enough trouble bringing back all their own key free agents, particularly RB Edgerrin James and WR Reggie Wayne. The Colts can franchise only one of the two, and retaining even one might prove too costly. The Colts are among the best franchises in the league at drafting and developing young players, so GM Bill Polian isn't afraid to let pricey veterans go. If Indianapolis can merely keep together the nucleus of a 14-2 club, it will have been a successful offseason.


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