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Colts sign draft picks Isaiah Rodgers, Danny Pinter

UMass cornerback Isaiah Rodgers returns a kickoff in the second half as the FIU Golden Panthers defeated the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, 63-24, on Sept. 15, 2018, at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami. (Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed Isaiah Rodgers, the second of their four sixth-round draft picks.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback agreed to a four-year deal and becomes the second Colts draft pick to sign in two days.

The Colts say they have now signed two of their nine draft picks from the 2020 NFL Draft. The team on Tuesday signed guard Danny Pinter.

The Colts issued this news release on Rodgers:

“Rodgers, 5-10, 170 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (211th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. He appeared in 45 career games (42 starts) at Massachusetts and totaled 188 tackles (126 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 46 passes defensed, 11 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks. Rodgers also handled return duties and compiled 99 kickoff returns for 2,338 yards (23.6 avg.) and 21 punt returns for 156 yards (7.4 avg.) and one touchdown. He finished as the program’s all-time leader in kickoff returns, kickoff return yards and interceptions returned for touchdowns.

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“In 2019, Rodgers started all 12 games and compiled 42 tackles (29 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 14 passes defensed, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. He also registered 53 kickoff returns for 1,295 yards and 11 punt returns for 120 yards and one touchdown. Rodgers set the UMass single-season record for kickoff returns and kickoff return yards. He garnered All-Eastern College Athletic Conference honors as a defensive back and return specialist. In 2018, Rodgers started 10 games and finished with 56 tackles (41 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, six passes defensed and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). He also collected five kickoff returns for 101 yards. Rodgers started all 12 games in 2017 and was a Second Team All-ECAC choice at cornerback after tallying 50 tackles (35 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 17 passes defensed, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. He also had 10 kickoff returns for 209 yards and 10 punt returns for 36 yards. In 2016, Rodgers appeared in 11 games (eight starts) and compiled 40 tackles (21 solo), half a tackle for loss, nine passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. He recorded 31 kickoff returns for 733 yards.”

The Colts issued this news release on Pinter:

“Pinter, 6-4, 306 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in 43 career games at Ball State and earned starts at right tackle (24) and tight end (11). In 2019, Pinter was a First Team All-Mid-American Conference selection after starting all 12 games at right tackle. He also scored a rushing touchdown. Pinter converted to offensive tackle from tight end in 2018 and started all 12 games at right tackle. In 2017, he saw action in seven games (six starts) at tight end and finished with six receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown. Pinter played in all 12 games (five starts) at tight end in 2016 and caught three passes for 10 yards. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.”

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