The Colts have missed out in free agency on safeties such as Devin McCourty, Tyvon Branch, Da'Norris Searcy, and even Sergio Brown, which made it even more crucial that the team bring back Mike Adams - which they did. But the Colts also announced today that they have re-signed another safety: Colt Anderson.
He played in 15 games for the Colts in 2014 and recorded 16 tackles. Primarily, his role was as a special teams player and depth defensive back, and in that role he did very well. The 29-year old safety has played in the NFL for five seasons (four with the Eagles, one with the Colts) and has played in 63 games (starting six) and has recorded 87 tackles, four passes defensed, an interception, and two forced fumbles. His main role in his entire NFL career has been as a special teamer and has done that very well, but he also could provide depth at the safety position - which the Colts need right now.
Of course, there's also this reality right now: Colt Anderson is probably the second-best safety on the roster right now and, if they were to start the season right now, it might be Anderson starting alongside Mike Adams. That just goes to show you how much of a need the Colts still have at the safety position (and how crucial it was for the Colts to keep Adams), and it might be something the Colts have to address in the draft. We'll see how they continue to address the position, but this was a good move today to bring back a key special teamer and depth safety in Colt Anderson.