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Luke Rhodes Signs Colts’ ERFA Offer

Long snapper Luke Rhodes will be back with the Colts in 2018.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes has signed his exclusive rights free agent offer from the team.

Last spring, the Colts let go of beloved long snapper Matt Overton, which opened the door for Rhodes to fill in as long snapper during the offseason program. The Colts apparently liked what they saw enough, as Rhodes won the long snapper job in training camp against Thomas Hennessy.

Rhodes (6-2, 238, 25) had long-snapping duties in high school but was primarily a linebacker in college at William & Mary as well as in his young NFL career. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2016 NFL Draft but was let go in September during roster cuts. The Colts signed him a month later in October.

Rhodes’ deal is for one year and gives the Colts continuity on special teams, as they re-signed kicker Adam Vinatieri earlier this offseason and already had punter/holder Rigoberto Sanchez under contract. With the exception of some terrible-weather games in 2017, Rhodes did a very good job last year. He has appeared in 20 games with the Colts.