Another former Colts player has found a new home, as the New York Jets announced today that they have signed offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison.
Harrison originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Florida, and during his three seasons with the Colts he played in 44 games and started 23 of them. He originally played center with the team, though he had his issues at the position - namely with snapping the football. So they began working him more at guard, and last year he started four games at guard, including the final three, and played well.
He’s a strong player who is probably better suited at guard than at center right now, but he can be a versatile depth guy at multiple positions. That’s what he was for the Colts last year, and he did well enough in that role that many Colts fans thought the team should re-sign the lineman - especially since Harrison was simply a restricted free agent. But instead the Colts let him walk, and the signing of Brian Schwenke in free agency seems to be the team’s replacement plan, as Schwenke can play both guard and center too.
In addition to Harrison signing with the Jets, several other former Colts players have been finding new homes this offseason too. Mike Adams signed with the Panthers, Zach Kerr signed with the Broncos, Josh McNary signed with the Jaguars, Chris Carter signed with the Redskins, and Hugh Thornton signed with the Falcons.