As if the Colts hadn't lost enough fan favorites in the past week, it sounds like they're about to lose another. According to Kent Somers of azcentral sports, former Colts defensive end Cory Redding is close to signing a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
#azcardinals close to getting deal done with DE Cory Redding, per source.
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) March 11, 2015
The 13-year veteran spent the last three years with the Colts, being one of the first big moves of the Chuck Pagano era and following the coach from Baltimore to Indianapolis. He also proved to be one of the biggest players on the Colts' defense over the past three years. He recorded 107 tackles, ten sacks, and seven passes defensed while playing in and starting 45 games. He has been a veteran leader and a fan favorite during his three years in Indy, but it sounds like he won't be returning next year.
There was uncertainty about whether or not Redding would retire or return to the NFL for another year, but he announced yesterday that he was indeed coming back to play. The Colts signed Kendall Langford anyway, however, and it seems that he's a replacement to the veteran defensive end. Redding is visiting his former interim head coach in Indianapolis today, as Bruce Arians is the head coach of the Cardinals. And it sounds like Redding is close to signing with Arizona.
Redding isn't the only former Colt visiting the Cardinals today, however, as according to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 in Arizona, center A.Q. Shipley is also in Arizona visiting the team.