According to ESPN Insider Jordan Schultz, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to sign veteran fullback Roosevelt Nix later today to a one year deal.
It was then confirmed by Indy Star Colts Insider Joel Erickson.
The Colts are signing former Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix, a source confirmed. @Schultz_Report had it first.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) April 11, 2020
Nix is a lead blocker, but a good one. Made the Pro Bowl in 2017.
Having gone undrafted as a defensive end after the 2014 NFL Draft Nix, 5’11” 248lbs, was quickly signed by the Atlanta Falcons to a 3 year deal and was switched to fullback. Nix also spent time in the Arena Football league.
Nix finally landed back in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he has played there from 2015 up until 2019 before landing on injured reserve before his release in March 2020. During his time with the Steelers, Nix blocked for and helped running backs like Le’Veon Bell and James Connor rush for big yardage, including 1,000 plus years in 2016 and 2017 for Bell. Nix earned himself a Pro Bowl nod in 2017.
Nix will come in and provide excellent blocking for an already formidable rushing attack led by Marlon Mack. The Colts haven’t had an official fullback on the team for some time although Tight End Ryan Hewitt did play that role in 2018.
Nix is also a great special teamer.
Roosevelt Nix as a special teamer:— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) April 11, 2020
2018: 7 tackles, FF, blocked kick
2017: 10 tackles
2016: 8 tackles
2015: 9 tackles, FF
Knee injury limited him to just 3 games last year.