Indianapolis has brought back another piece of its 2018 secondary, signing cornerback Pierre Desir to a three-year deal, first reported by Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:
Reports are that the contract pays $25 million, with $12 million guaranteed. Desir, a former fourth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in 2014, worked his way around the NFL before signing with the Colts before the 2017 season. He spent two years in Cleveland before a year with the then-San Diego Chargers, and landed in Indy after a brief stint on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad.
Desir started 12 games with the Colts last season, recorded 79 tackles — fifth-highest on the team — and was tied for the second-highest pass deflections (8). Looking further into the numbers, Desir allowed only two receptions of 30-plus yards all last year and didn’t allow more than three first downs in any single game.
While this most likely won’t be the final signing for Indianapolis’ secondary, bringing back Desir is a solid start to the offseason. The cornerback market isn’t the strongest this time around, but young talents — like Philadelphia’s Ronald Darby — and seasoned vets — like Orlando Scandrick and Morris Claiborne — still remain unsigned.
Desir rejoins a team room with corners Nate Hairston, Chris Milton, Kenny Moore II and Quincy Wilson.