Safety Colt Anderson receives extension

Colts retain their special-teams tackle leader from 2014.

Amid the flurry of headline-making signings during Tuesday’s beginning to NFL free agency, the Indianapolis Colts also announced they had agreed to terms on a contract extension with reserve safety Colt Anderson.

Terms of the deal have not yet been reported.

Anderson, 29, led the Colts with 15 special-teams tackles last season and also had three special-teams stops in the playoffs in his first season with the team. He played in 15 regular-season games and all three playoff games.

The Colts also brought back 12th-year safety Mike Adams, who made his first Pro Bowl last season and is expected to start. The other starting spot at safety is undecided. Expect the Colts to add more safeties to the roster, either in free agency or through the draft. The other safeties on the roster are Dewey McDonald, who played mostly special teams a rookie, and Winston Guy Jr., who was on practice squad last season.

Anderson will compete for a starting spot, but is most likely to continue in his special-teams role.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of Montana, he spent his rookie season on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in 2009. He then played four seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Anderson has 87 career tackles, including 78 solos, with four passes defended, one interception and two forced fumbles.

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