Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Jeremy Vujnovich has signed his exclusive rights free agent offer from the team. The one-year deal keeps him in the mix on the line in 2018.
Injuries along the offensive line kept Vujnovich in the starting lineup at left guard all throughout the 2017 season. He ultimately started all 16 games and was just one of two Colts to play every snap. Experience is great, but Pro Football Focus ranked Vujnovich dead last among all qualifying guards in the NFL.
He was an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft and signed on with the Green Bay Packers during the 2014 offseason. He was on the team’s practice squad in 2014 and 2015 before being released in May 2016. The Colts picked Vujnovich up a few days after his release from Green Bay. He has since appeared in 18 games for the Colts.
Although the Colts tendering Vujnovich an offer means they value his ability to compete for a spot on the line in 2018, it seems unlikely that he will start. The Colts re-signed Jack Mewhort this offseason as well as signing veteran guard Matt Slauson. There is also a really nice group of interior linemen coming into this draft.