Colts make splash in free agent market
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Colts made a splash in the NFL free agency market by agreeing to deals with several veteran players.
Longtime San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore will be joining Andrew Luck in the Colts’ backfield. The former Miami Hurricane has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in eight times in his 10-year career, including each of the last four seasons. Gore has also only missed one game in the last four seasons. With 11,073 rushing yards, Gore is currently the 20th leading rusher in NFL history and second among active players. Gore has also been named to the NFC Pro Bowl team five times. Gore will be 32 when the season starts.
Trent Cole, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, will also be joining the Colts. The 32-year-old linebacker has started 145 of 155 games in his career. He played all 10 seasons with the Eagles and made two Pro Bowls. Cole is currently 11th in sacks among active players.
He’ll be joining former San Francisco teammate Cam Johnson in Indianapolis. The outside linebacker signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender with the Colts Tuesday. Johnson only played in one game last season due to injury. Johnson was acquired from the Niners in a trade in September 2013.
Safety Mike Adams will returning to the Colts on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old defensive back started all 16 games for the Colts last season and led the team with five interceptions. Adams has also played for San Francisco, Cleveland and Denver. Adams was named his first Pro Bowl in 2014.
Another safety also agreed to an extension. Colt Anderson will be back after leading the team with 15 special teams tackles in 2014. Anderson played in 15 games in 2014.
The Colts also agreed to an extension with guard Joe Reitz. The Fishers native has been with the Colts since 2010 and started 24 games. The offensive lineman is noted for his versatility. Reitz is capable of playing four of the five offensive line positions. He was the only Colts offensive lineman to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
UPDATE: Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Colts announced they had signed defensive end Kendall Langford. Langford has played 112 games between the Rams and Dolphins.