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Colts worked out Purdue cornerback Anthony Brown

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According to the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman, the Colts worked out Purdue cornerback Anthony Brown.

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The Indianapolis Colts recently worked out Purdue cornerback Anthony Brown, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman.

Auman reports that Brown has also worked out for the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots and that he will workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well.  He is expected to be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent, but teams are doing their homework on him to determine whether they want to draft him late in the draft or not.  Brown played in 46 games over the past four seasons for Purdue and recorded 188 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, four interceptions, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.  In his senior season in 2015, he recorded 59 tackles, four picks, and six passes defensed, proving to have a good year despite Purdue's struggles.

The Colts could use help at cornerback, particularly with a developmental guy like Anthony Brown.  He likely could contribute on special teams and give the team depth at the position.  The Colts already have Vontae Davis and Patrick Robinson as starters and Darius Butler and D'Joun Smith after that, but we could still see them address the position further.  It's unclear whether that would be in the draft or in undrafted free agency, but the Colts are doing their research either way.