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Inside Linebacker Korey Toomer Visiting with the Colts

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The Indianapolis Colts, searching for help in the middle of the field, are meeting with former Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer later today.

A fifth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, Toomer has spent his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders and Chargers since the 2014 NFL season. Bouncing around with little time spent on the field, Toomer found a home with the Chargers and was a tremendous help for their defense the past two seasons, starting in 16 games at linebacker.

A hard-hitting linebacker, Toomer has forced 5 fumbles and collected 2.0 sacks to go along with the 125 tackles. Toomer received an “above average” grade at the linebacker position from Pro Football Focus this past season for his improved play. In 2016, Toomer was the most efficient run-stopping linebacker in the NFL — stopping 14.1% of runs on 177 run snaps.

For the Colts, adding depth to a weak linebacking corps has been a major need this offseason. After losing Jon Bostic to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Barkevious Mingo to the Seahawks earlier in free agency, they’re left with John Simon and Antonio Morrison as the only linebackers on the roster with more than two starts in their NFL careers.

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