Offensive tackle Eric Fisher is not expected to re-sign with the Indianapolis Colts and will instead hit free agency, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The two sides reportedly spent weeks negotiating a new deal but were unable to come to an agreement, per Schefter.
Fisher joined Indianapolis on a one-year deal last offseason and made 15 starts at left tackle. The 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick spent his first eight years in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, earning two Pro Bowl selections while helping the 2019 squad win a Super Bowl.
The lineman’s impact on the Chiefs was obvious when he suffered an Achilles injury that kept him out of Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Patrick Mahomes was under pressure all game long in the 31-9 loss.
Fisher still worked his way back in time for Week 2 of the 2021 season with the Colts and ended up playing 78.6 percent of snaps for the team. Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly was the only lineman to see more action this season.
The unit helped clear space for the league’s No. 1 rusher in Jonathan Taylor, while the 32 sacks allowed tied for the ninth-fewest in the NFL.
Losing Fisher leaves a significant hole in the Colts offense, especially with backups Julien Davenport and Matt Pryor also set to hit free agency.
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