The Indianapolis Colts signed former Oakland Raiders DE Denico Autry today in their first official move in free agency. Autry signed a three-year deal worth up to $17.8 million and will receive $7 million of that in his first year according to Ian Rapoport.
The #Colts are signing former #Raiders DE Denico Autry to a 3-year deal worth $17.8M, source said. $7M in the first year. He’s been a favorite of some people in the Indy building for years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018
Autry is 27 years old and will turn 28 during the season, and comes in at 6-foot-5, 270 pounds. Autry is considered a “buy low” option with potential. He will likely switch to the DT position in the Colts 4-3 but could also play some DE. Some believe he shows more promise in a single-gap defense, like the Colts intend to run.
Autry has 10.5 career sacks, 5 of which he earned in 2017, and also racked up 36 total tackles last season while starting 3 games and playing in all 16.