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Report: Nate Irving Visiting the Colts

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, former Broncos inside linebacker Nate Irving is visiting the Colts today.

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While the Colts didn't have Vince Wilfork in for a visit and instead he signed with the Houston Texans, they are having another defensive player in for a visit today, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Anderson reported that free agent linebacker Nate Irving is visiting with the Colts today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Free agent LB Nate Irving is visiting the <a href="">#Colts</a> today.</p>&mdash; Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) <a href="">March 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

In four NFL seasons with the Broncos, Irving has played in 54 games (12 starts) and has recorded 104 tackles, two sacks, and two passes defensed.  In 2014, he entered the season as Denver's starting middle linebacker but suffered a season-ending knee injury after starting the first eight games.  Still, in the time that he did start, Irving notched 46 tackles and a sack for the Broncos.

He's best at run defense, and that's clearly an area that the Colts need to improve at.  Irving would offer a nice complementary piece at inside linebacker to help the Colts improve against the run.  The inside linebacker position is definitely one of need for the team but one that they haven't addressed so far.  Jerrell Freeman and D'Qwell Jackson will be the starters once again next year, but they had some limitations last year and even then the depth behind them isn't good.  Irving would provide good depth at the position and a solid player against the run.

He's reportedly in Indianapolis for a visit today, so we'll see if the Colts end up inking him to a contract before he leaves or not.