The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with long snapper Matt Overton on a contract extension.
Overton has played in all 48 regular season games and six postseason contests for the Colts since being signed as a free agent on April 2, 2012. He has contributed with 22 career special teams tackles in the regular season and two in the playoffs. Last season, Overton totaled eight special teams stops, while snapping for punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri, who both earned Pro Bowl and Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro honors. In 2013, Overton earned his first Pro Bowl nod after snapping for McAfee, who averaged 46.0 yards per punt, and Vinatieri, who converted 35-of-40 field goals and all 34 extra point attempts. In 2012, Overton finished third on the team with nine special teams tackles.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive end Earl Okine.
Okine, 6-6, 284 pounds, most recently played for the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) in 2014, where he helped the team to a 4-0 mark. He also played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2014 and totaled 28 tackles (16 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery in 16 games. Prior to joining the Predators, he was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on October 14, 2013 and was released on November 18.
Okine began his professional football career with the Houston Texans where he was signed as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013 and was waived on August 27. Collegiately, he appeared in 41 career games for the Florida Gators and finished with 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one blocked field goal and one pass defensed. As a senior in 2012, Okine played in all 13 games and recorded a career-high 12 tackles and a blocked field goal.
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