Colts Agree With Defensive Back

ColtPower.com reports on the first free agent that has agreed to sign with the Colts since the NFL Draft ended a few hours ago. Could he be a find that will pay off for the team? Get the details on this player inside!

The Colts agreed to a contract with Boston College Safety Jamie Silva Sunday night after the NFL Draft concluded.

Silva probably went undrafted because he's not real fast for an NFL safety, but he is a hard-nosed player that led BC in tackles (115) and intercepted eight passes in 2007, which tied for the national lead.

At 5 feet, 10 inches, and 204 pounds, Silva registered just a 4.86 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Check out this interview with Scout.com's Ed Thompson to learn more about Silva.


Jamie Silva
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2007: Started in all 14 games... led team with 115 total tackles... three for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles...defended three passes and tied for national interception lead with 8... had three interceptions against Bowling Green and two vs. N.C. State and Michigan State, respectively.

2006: Started in 12 games; missed the Maine game because of injury...had 57 tackles, including 37 solo stops...made 6.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, and had recorded four interceptions, including the game winner in double-overtime against BYU.

2005: Played in all 12 games, starting seven...recorded a team-leading 87 tackles (60 solos), one quarterback sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and one interception.

2004: Played in all 12 games, starting the first three...finished his redshirt freshman season with 43 tackles (21 solos)...received the starting nod at strong safety in the season opener and recorded two unassisted tackles and two assists at Ball State.

2003: Redshirted.

High School: Earned Rhode Island Player of the Year honors from the Providence Gridiron Club in 2002 ...captured All-State honors in both 2001 and 2002...was selected to the 2002 Rhode Island Golden Dozen Team...was a four-year two-way starter at East Providence; played running back and defensive back...completed his career with more than 4,500 rushing yards, including 2,100 in his senior season...scored 29 touchdowns in 2002 and 49 touchdowns in his schoolboy career...recorded 16 interceptions and more than 300 tackles in his four-year career...led East Providence to the Division I state title in 1999 and 2002; earned Super Bowl MVP honors as a senior...was a three-year All-Area and four-time All-Division selection...served as team captain in 2002...played for head coach Sandy Gorham...also played on the school's basketball, baseball and track teams.

Personal: James J. Silva, born December 14, 1984...enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences...Jamie, his younger brother Ryan and his older brother Steve, are the sons of Debra Bellamy and Steve Silva...Steve played running back at Holy Cross (2001-05).


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