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Colts sign Eric Ebron

An athlete at tight end, Ebron provides Andrew Luck a dynamic receiver who can work off the line, in space, and utilize his size in the end zone.


Kahron Spearman


The Indianapolis Colts made a move that's much more significant that it appears, in signing free agent tight end Eric Ebron to a deal on Monday. 

Full terms with the former Detriot Lion weren't disclosed, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that agreement is for two years and approximately $15 million.

The signing puts an explosive pass-catcher in the lineup for returning Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck, to work underneath burner T.Y. Hilton and providing a big body for the red zone.

I fell in love with the coaching staff. I fell in love with the GM, I fell in love with the staff and that's kind of what pushed the envelope for me to want to be here. I really felt a lot of love and was shown a lot of support for my game, my family, the things I wanted to accomplish and at the end of the day, my goals.

Detroit drafted Ebron in 2014 in the first round, but Ebron fell short of expectations, owing much of his disappointment to pass drops.

He produced 186 receptions, 2,070 yards, and 11 TDs in 56 career games over four seasons, including 53 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns in 2017.

However, some other advanced stats suggest Ebron could be a significant threat with higher usage. For example, he was second behind Rob Gronkowski in yards-after-catch last season. If he can simply hold onto the ball, he'll become a legit weapon for the Colts.

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