The Indianapolis Colts tonight agreed to a contract extension with long snapper Matt Overton. It's a smart move to keep him around.
Overton just finished his third season as the long snapper of the Colts. He is a key part of the fourth down army for the Colts, joining kicker Adam Vinatieri and punter Pat McAfee. Overton does a good job with his long snapping duties, but more than that he is a guy who can make tackles on special teams coverage as well. Additionally, he is a great influence in the community and really does a lot of good, particularly with Riley Children's Hospital.
Ultimately, this is a good move for both sides and one that was completely expected. Overton was a restricted free agent and it was fully assumed that he would re-sign with the team. That's exactly what happened, and it's a good move for both sides.