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Colts sign Sean Spence, per report

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The Indianapolis Colts have signed inside linebacker Sean Spence, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It is reportedly a one-year deal worth $3 million.

The Colts have been looking at inside linebacker options over the past week, including Kevin Minter, who recently signed with the Bengals. It shouldn't be a surprise that the Colts have interest in inside linebackers, however, as they really need competition for Edwin Jackson and Antonio Morrison.

Sean Spence was originally signed in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he spent the first four seasons of his career with the team before joining the Tennessee Titans in 2016. In his career, he has played in 46 games (starting 19) and has recorded 144 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble, and three passes defended. Spence has ability to play in coverage too, and he's a solid player who should be able to help Indy.

It's likely that Spence will start at one of the inside linebacker spots for the Colts next year, but that of course depends a lot on what other moves the Colts still make. I wouldn't assume that this move necessarily means that the Colts are done adding inside linebackers. Rather, this move seems to be like so many of those the Colts have made this offseason: a move that offers an upgrade but that mainly offers more competition. That's been the theme of the offseason for the Colts so far, and this signing seems to be right in line with it.