The Indianapolis Colts announced that they have signed free agent cornerback Kenneth Acker.
Acker (6-0, 195, 26) most recently played with the Kansas City Chiefs (2016-’17) and has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers (2015-’15). He was a sixth-round pick by the 49ers out of SMU in the 2014 draft, No. 180 overall.
Acker spent his rookie season on Injured Reserve after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot. He was a starter for much of 2015, ultimately starting 15-of-40 career games. He has 105 tackles, 4 interceptions, 12 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovered in his career.
In 210 total snaps with the Chiefs last year, Pro Football Focus gave Acker a grade of 57.1. His career/three-year average grade is 56.7.
At cornerback, the Colts now have: Quincy Wilson, Pierre Desir, Nate Hairston, Kenny Moore, D.J. White, Chris Milton and Acker.
In the present group, Acker should be able to compete for a starting spot. However, the Colts should still attempt to add some additional quality competition to the position through the draft.