The Colts haven’t addressed their desperate need for an inside linebacker yet this offseason, but that could change after they host Korey Toomer on a visit.
The Colts entered free agency with a major hole at the inside linebacker position, and that hole became even larger when Jon Bostic decided to leave Indianapolis and sign with Pittsburgh.
Indianapolis missed out on a few of the top linebackers in this year’s class of free agents as many of them have already signed with other teams. However, Korey Toomer is a solid rotational linebacker who could improve the Colts’ depth at the position.
Korey Toomer spent the first two years of his career struggling to find playing time with the Cowboys, Rams, and Raiders. He finally got a chance to get some regular playing time with the Chargers in 2016 as he racked up 49 tackles, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 pass breakups in 13 games.
Toomer started 8 games for the Chargers last season, but his production and playing time fell off a bit as he recorded 29 tackles, 1 sack, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and an interception in 15 games.
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He is 29 years old and probably won’t be a long-term solution for the Colts’ lack of talent at linebacker, but Toomer is capable of playing at the level of a solid starter much like Jon Bostic did last season as a free agent signing.
This free agency period has been extremely disappointing for most Colts fans, and signing Toomer wouldn’t do much to fix that disappointment. However, this is a signing that would potentially give the Colts a solid linebacker that would be much better than anyone currently on the depth chart.