The Colts have finally signed an offensive player in free agency. They signed former Lion’s tight end Eric Ebron Monday evening.
The lack of action this offseason from the Colts has been well documented. They have been slow to act and have been taking their time. It seems as though they finally found an offensive threat they liked though.
The Colts announced that they signed tight end Eric Ebron to a two year deal. It is worth a maximum value of $15 million. Ebron played with the Detroit Lions his entire four year career. He was a former first round pick.
The Colts announced the signing on Twitter.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted the contract details as well.
Initial reaction around the signing seems to be mostly positive.
The signing is one of hope. Ebron was drafted in the first round by Detroit to be a massive weapon for Matthew Stafford. He did not quite turn out to be that. He dropped critical passes in big games. The Colts are signing him based on his potential and his physical skills. He is a great athlete, but he needs to show he can be reliable in big situations.
The deal the Colts signed him to isn’t a burden financially, so this could end up being a bargain deal. If he lives up to his potential, Indy gets a steal. If he doesn’t it’s a low risk signing.