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Colts sign free agent cornerback Johnny Adams and linebacker Monte Simmons

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 13, 2013 – 10:59 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Johnny Adams and linebacker Monte Simmons. The team also waived-injured linebackers Justin Hickman and Quinton Spears. If Hickman and Spears clear waivers, they will revert to the Colts’ Injured Reserve list.

Adams, 5-10, 175 pounds, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013 before being waived on August 2. While at Michigan State, he started 39-of-54 career games, finishing with 157 tackles, 35 passes defensed and 11 interceptions. As a senior in 2012, Adams earned First Team All-Big Ten honors by the league’s coaches after starting 12 games, collecting 35 tackles and tying for the team-high with 10 passes defensed and three interceptions.

Simmons, 6-3, 248 pounds, was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on October 23, 2012. He spent the 2011 season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State on July 28, 2011. Simmons was then signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 5, 2012 and was waived on August 30, 2012.

Hickman was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 9, 2012. Last season, he appeared in 12 games and totaled 14 tackles (six solo) and three special teams stops.

Spears was originally signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on December 31, 2012 after spending the previous two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. In 2011, Spears played in 13 games and ranked fourth on the team with eight special teams tackles.

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