Colts Bring in Free Agent Cornerback Kenneth Acker for Visit

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Running back C.J. Anderson
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Running back C.J. Anderson /

The Colts may be looking to add some veteran depth to their corps of cornerbacks as they host Kenneth Acker on a visit.

This was a disappointing free agency period for the Colts as fans expected general manager Chris Ballard to add more talent with their $80 million of cap space this offseason.

One of the moves that made this offseason a disappointment thus far was cornerback Rashaan Melvin signing in Oakland for just $5.5 million on a one-year deal after the Colts failed to re-sign him.

Melvin’s departure makes the cornerback depth chart very thin in Indianapolis.

As the roster stands right now, Quincy Wilson would likely be the number one cornerback entering his second year in the NFL. Kenny Moore, Pierre Desir, and Nate Hairston would be the only other cornerbacks in the roster that had played significant time last season.

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Kenneth Acker is not on the same level as Rashaan Melvin, but he could add a veteran presence to the Colts’ young backfield.

Acker was a rotational cornerback in Kansas City last year as he recorded 18 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass breakup with the Chiefs.

The last time that Acker was a full-time starter was in 2015 with the 49ers where he started 13 out of 15 games racking up 53 tackles with 3 interceptions and 8 pass breakups.

Signing Kenneth Acker wouldn’t solve the Colts’ cornerback problems as they probably need to pick up one or two in the upcoming draft. However, he could be an upgrade over some of the other options at the bottom of the depth chart.

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