TUESDAY, 4:02pm: Anderson’s one-year contract with the Colts is for the minimum, with $65K guaranteed, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. That $65K likely comes in the form of a signing bonus.
MONDAY, 8:33pm: The Colts have signed free agent safety Colt Anderson, the team announced earlier tonight. Anderson is regarded as a special teams ace, and he led the Eagles with 16 special teams tackles in 2013.
The former Montana Grizzly was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2009, but the Eagles poached him off Minnesota’s practice squad in November 2010. He spent the next three-and-a-half seasons with Philadelphia, starting six games (including the final four games of 2012) and appearing in 48. During that time, Anderson posted 47 tackles, 46 special teams tackles, four passes defensed, one interception, and two forced fumbles.
Although the Colts do have a vacancy at safety with the departure of Antoine Bethea, it is likely that Anderson will primarily serve as a special teams contributor with Indianapolis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but odds are it will be a one-year, minimum-salary benefit contract.
It has also been noted that Anderson’s first name meshes well with his new club.