Today, ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Caplan noted that the Colts had worked out veteran center, Steve Vallos, on Wednesday. Vallos is a journeyman NFL center, who has made quite a few stops already in his NFL career, playing mostly as a backup interior offensive lineman. Originally a 7th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 out of Wake Forest, Vallos has played for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, and just last year, the Denver Broncos. He was signed by the Broncos as center depth after Dan Koppen tore his ACL last season and is now subsequently a free agent.
In his 6-year NFL career, he has started in 9 games, 5 of which were for the Seahawks in 2008. He has started in just two games since 2009. This workout appears to be a “kicking the tires” workout from the Colts, as he left Indianapolis without an agreement. Vallos would provide suitable enough veteran depth for the Colts, but I wouldn’t expect him to seriously challenge current favorite, Khaled Holmes, for the starting center position. No disrespect to Vallos, but it would mean the position is in a far more dire condition than initially anticipated.