1:25pm: Redding’s deal will pay him up to $6MM over two years, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Redding’s deal will include a $2MM bonus with salaries of $1MM and $3MM, a source tells Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter).
10:42am: The Cardinals are nearing a deal with defensive end Cory Redding, a source tells Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic (via Twitter). Redding, 34, started at least 14 games for the Colts the past three years.
In October, Redding said that he was considering retirement. It was a decision that he wasn’t taking lightly as he was thinking long and hard about what his legacy would be.
“When I’m dead and gone, what are people going to say about Cory Redding?” the defensive end said. “Will my name even come up? Was he just a football player? A good football player and a horrible person? What is my legacy going to be?”
After some soul searching, Redding decided that he has yet to write his final chapter. In 2014, Redding started all 16 regular season games for the Colts, racking up 44 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 3 pass deflections. He also made his presence felt in the postseason, recording 2 sacks and 2 pass deflections to go with 9 total tackles.