Chris Ballard is making it clear that the Indianapolis Colts want to sign left guard Quenton Nelson to a long-term contract extension.

Nelson had his fifth-year option exercised before the season, so he's under contract with the Colts for one more year.

"Quenton's a Colt," Ballard said. "We want him to be a Colt long-term. When we do the contract, we'll work through that."

Ballard also said that Nelson would remain at guard despite speculation that he could move to tackle.