Colts Bring Back Pierre Desir on a One Year Deal

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 12: Pierre Desir
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 12: Pierre Desir /
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The Colts have really started making moves in free agency. They now have added more depth to a critical position; cornerback.

The Colts have re-signed cornerback Pierre Desir on a one year deal, according to multiple reports. Desir was brought in by GM Chris Ballard last offseason on a one year deal as well. He played in nine games and had six starts for the Colts.

This one year deal allows the Colts to continue to have flexibility with their salary cap. It also gives the team more depth at the cornerback position. Desir had previously played with Cleveland and the Chargers.

Reaction on this signing has been good so far.

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B+. . CB. Indianapolis Colts. PIERRE DESIR

Desir played pretty well for the Colts until he tore a pectoral muscle and had to be placed on IR. He is a young guy with some good skills. Desir could be a potential number two corner in this league, or at the very least a very good nickel back.

But the torn pectoral is cause for concern. Even though he should make a full recovery, anytime something gets torn it can be scary. Desir is also only on a one year deal. So if the Colts don’t want him after the year is over, they can move on without any problems.

This deal is another illustration of Ballard giving “prove it” contracts to players. He seems afraid to give guys long term deals. That gives the team a lot of flexibility, but also could create a lack of trust between the front office and the players.

Next: Colts Sign WR Ryan Grant to a One Year Deal

At any rate, this seems like a smart signing for the Colts. They are able to get a quality young player on a reasonable contract. Desir should improve and show that he belongs.

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