Colts punter Pat McAfee will play out the 2013 season under his franchise tender, reports the Indianapolis Star.
"I'm ecstatic about the opportunity to be an Indianapolis Colt for at least another year,'' McAfee wrote to the paper in an email. "A long-term deal is obviously something that every player hopes to one day earn. But to have another year in a city that I love, playing for a team with the best locker room in the league and representing a fan base that is the best in the NFL is awesome.
"My focus and hope is that my talents help bring another Lombardi to an organization and a fan base that deserve it. More so than anything, I'm pumped to have another year to work in the beautiful community of Indianapolis."