Report: Colts sign 2010 fifth-round pick Brody Eldridge

According to the National Football Post, the Colts have signed Brody Eldridge to a four-year, $1.95 million contract.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what Eldridge can do this year!

Tip to oscarx21.

[UPDATE]: BBS here. For those of you asking about Eldridge's role with the team, he was primary drafted and signed to play as the #2 tight end, or "H-Back" in the Colts offense. This position is a hybrid tight end, fullback spot that the Colts have tried to maximize with little effect over the past 10 years. The last truly good H-Back the team had was Ken Dilger, who was cut from the club in 2001. 

Since then, the Colts have used various players to fill the H-Back void. Guys like Darrell Reid, Dan Klecko, and Eric Foster have all shifted from playing DT on defense to playing H-Back on offense whenever their number was called.

At 6'5, 261 pounds, Eldridge has the body-type to play tight end. His in-line blocking skills are supposedly top notch, and the kid is most certainly tough. Because of injuries last season at Oklahoma, he had to play center. Yep, that's right. Our new in-line blocking H-Back played center in college. Trent Williams, the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft who was a teammate along the offensive line with Eldridge at Oklahoma in 2009, called Brody the best blocker on the Sooners last year.

We are likely to see a lot of Brody Eldridge in the line-up on short yardage situations in 2010. Count on it.

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