|Cory Redding to Colts on three-year, $10.5 million deal|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm ET
Cory Redding Profile
The Indianapolis Colts have reached a three-year, $10.5 million agreement with veteran defensive end Cory Redding, according to a league source.
Redding, 31, played for Chuck Pagano last season with the Baltimore Ravens when Pagano was the defensive coordinator prior to being hired by as the Colts' head coach.
Redding's addition could potentially spell the end of defensive end Dwight Freeney's tenure with the Colts.
Freeney could be released or traded.
Redding is a 3-4 defensive end at 6-foot-4, 298 pounds, and Pagano is installing a hybrid 3-4 defensive scheme.
Redding is a former Detroit Lions first-round draft pick who recorded 43 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks last season for the Ravens.
He played last season under a $2.7 million base salary.
With his two-year, $6 million contract expired, Redding has now moved on to the Colts.
For his career, Redding has registered 407 tackles, 25 1/2 sacks, nine fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
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