New Colts’ defensive tackle, defensive end, safety, linebacker, and safety will be competing in the NFL at the same time, according to new coach Chuck Pagano.
“I think he will be one of the most competitive guys we’ve had,” Pagano said on Friday.
“He’s going to be in that mold where he’s going be the most aggressive guy, he’s the most physical guy, and he’s got that competitive streak.
That’s why he’s been a heck of a player.
We know he’s a guy who can play.”
Pagano added that cornerback Darqueze Dennard will be playing a key role on special teams.
The team announced on Friday that former first-round pick Cyrus Jones is the first member of the team to officially sign with the Colts.
Jones was the seventh overall pick in the draft and was a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Colts signed veteran defensive tackle Darryl Tapp to a two-year deal worth $3.6 million, according the Indianapolis Star.
In terms of special teams, the team added veteran defensive end Deion Jones to a one-year contract worth $1.675 million.
Tapp was an undrafted free agent in 2017, and was waived by the Colts before the season.
At 6-foot-6, 247 pounds, Tapp had previously been signed to an undrafted contract by the Buffalo Bills.
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