Colts want Brackett back

The downside to playing in the Super Bowl is that, win or lose, you don’t have much time to reflect on the season that was.

With free agency and the draft right around the corner, playoff teams need to quickly transition from 2009 on-the-field issues to 2010 off-the-field issues.

Take for example, the Indianapolis Colts.

After Sunday’s 31-17 Super Bowl loss to the New Orleans Saints, Indy President Bill Polian told Colts soon-to-be free agent middle linebacker Gary Brackett that the team plans to do everything within “all reasonable bounds” to re-sign him, according to John Oehser of the Indy Football Report.

Brackett, a seven-year veteran out of Rutgers, has spent his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts. The middle linebacker recorded 99 tackles (80 solo), one sack and one interception in 14 starts for the Colts in 2009. He led all defenders with 26 tackles during the 2009-2010 NFL postseason.

Re-signing Brackett would be a solid move for Indianapolis. He’s been a rock in the middle for the Colts, amassing 561 tackles in 72 starts over the past five years.

In 2009, Brackett was the 11th highest paid Colt on the roster, with a salary cap number of $3.088 million. He just finished the final year of a four-year contract renegotiation he signed in March of 2006.

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