The Indianapolis Colts notably had a ton of safeties becoming free agents this offseason, some restricted, and others who were allowed to test the open market. Clayton Geathers was one of those taking free agent visits in order to find his worth around the league.
Geathers had reportedly been in Dallas, and most recently visited Tampa Bay to gauge interest in search of a contract to his liking. The Colts have been reserved in free agency thus far, allowing other ‘hot’ names to sign in the first couple days of the new league year, which included a talented group of safeties.
It seems as though Geathers may indeed be staying put in Indianapolis, though, after all. According to Joel Erickson, Indy Star insider, Geathers and the Colts are working out the kinks of a contract to stay together.
Clayton Geathers is finalizing a deal to return to the Colts, according to a source.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) March 20, 2019
A 2015, fourth-round pick, Geathers is a solid re-signing that largely keeps the safety corps uniform in what the Colts had at the top of the depth chart in the 2018 season. With Matthias Farley being tendered, the Colts will likely look for more youth at the position through the NFL Draft in April as opposed to any ‘splash’ signings through free agency.
Geathers has 183 total tackles with the Colts in 41 games over the past four seasons, as more of an in-the-box type safety, but has yet to earn an interception.