Colts Re-Sign Special Teams Standout Colt Anderson


Another signing possibly lost in the madness that is this year’s NFL free agency is that the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed special teams standout Colt Anderson:

The 5th year safety was signed last year by the Colts and turned out to be one of the team’s top special teams contributors. Simply put, Anderson was a special teams ace for the Colts and consequently, an invaluable member of their special teams units. The 29 year old recorded 16 tackles for the Colts last season.

According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, Anderson’s new deal is for 1-year, $825K:

It’s good news for the Colts special teams, as Anderson was one of the team’s top gunners. As testament, Anderson consistently graded out as one of the league’s best special teams players last season:

"“According to ProFootballFocus (subscription), his +8.0 grade overall effectively tied him as the 4th best special teamer overall. It’s worth noting that his 11 tackles on special teams were a team high this past season”"

While he doesn’t play the most glamorous position, it’s a necessary role and not only does Anderson play it, he plays it really well. With the team already losing another special teams standout in Sergio Brown to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Colts really couldn’t afford to lose two.

Anderson is set to return to perhaps what was the league’s best special teams unit last season, as they were led by the kicking duo of Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri. Still a whole is only as good as the sum of its parts, and Anderson is a key member of the Colts special teams units. It’s obviously good news that he’s returning. 

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