The “Found Down Army” will have its trio of Pro Bowl specialists together again next season.
Long snapper Matt Overton has agreed to terms on a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday night. While terms weren’t disclosed in the release, Overton tweeted the new contract is for four years.
“I am incredibly blessed & excited to be a Colt for the next 4 years,” Overton tweeted. “Can't wait to get back to work with my brothers! All love Colts Nation!”
Overton, 29, was to be a restricted free agent.
He’s played in all 48 regular-season games and six postseason games since he signed with the Colts as a free agent in 2012. Overton has had 22 career special-teams tackles, including two in the playoffs.
Last season, Overton had eight special-teams tackles in addition to snapping for McAfee and Vinatieri, also named to the Associated Press All-Pro first team. Perhaps the strongest statement about Overton’s abilities as a long snapper is that he never gets noticed for a bad snap. He’s also one of the most visible players in the community, giving of his time to various causes.
Overton was third on the team with nine special-teams tackles in 2012.
Earlier in the day, the Colts announced they had signed free-agent defensive end Earl Okine, who most recently played in the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL). He’s also spent time in the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.
Okine was initially signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013 but didn’t make the final roster out of training camp. He played his college ball at Florida, where he appeared in 41 games.
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