Quenton Nelson among nine Colts draft picks to ink deals

As the newest Colts convene this morning for the start of rookie minicamp, the team announced the signing of nine members of its 11-member draft class.

Among the Colts now signed to contracts are sixth overall pick Quenton Nelson, who was in line to sign a four-year deal worth more than $23 million according to the league’s rookie salary structure.

On Friday night after Jake Arrieta handed the bullpen a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning, Neris gave up three runs – coming off back-to-back home runs – in an eventual 3-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Frustrated but undeterred, the foundation looked down the lineup card, went to the bullpen, skipped the eighth-inning setup guy and went straight to the closer. Not Michael Jordan or Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus but the most powerful man in the free world: President Bill Clinton. The president personally called Tiger Woods, and Woods told him the same thing: Thanks for the call, Mr. President, but I’m swamped.

Peterson wants to continue to play and said, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, multiple teams have reached out to him. However, the 33-year-old back adds that nothing is imminent regarding a landing spot. Although, at this juncture of his career, Peterson may not need an extensive offseason with a team.

I’m healthy and I’m ready to roll, Peterson said, via Pelissero.

If you want someone to help you win a championship and be productive — be very productive — you know how to contact me.

Peterson finished last season on IR with a neck injury, one that didn’t require surgery. The future Hall of Famer said three doctors in Houston and Los Angeles have cleared him. The three-time rushing champion also would be open to returning to the Saints, who suddenly have some uncertainty in their backfield with Mark Ingram being suspended for four games and skipping offseason workouts. Pelissero reports the Saints viewed Peterson, his apparent ill-fitting style in New Orleans’ offense notwithstanding, as a positive influence on Alvin Kamara.

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