The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Kendall Langford.
Langford, 6-6, 313 pounds, has played in 112 career games (90 starts) with the St. Louis Rams (2012-14) and Miami Dolphins (2008-2011), totaling 318 tackles (197 solo), 15.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. He has appeared in all 16 games in each of his seven years and his 112 consecutive games played is the longest active streak among NFL defensive ends/tackles.
Last season, Langford contributed with 51 tackles (22 solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble in 16 contests (four starts). In 2013, he set single-season career highs with 69 tackles and 5.0 sacks, as he was part of a Rams defense that ranked second in the NFC and third in the NFL in total sacks (53.0).
Langford was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round (66th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Hampton. In his four seasons with the Dolphins, he played in all 64 games (54 starts) and notched 141 tackles (106 solo), 8.0 sacks, nine passes defensed and four forced fumbles.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent running back Frank Gore.
Gore, 5-9, 217 pounds, joins the Colts after playing 10 seasons (2005-2014) with the San Francisco 49ers, where he earned five Pro Bowl nods (2006, 2009, 2011-13) and became the team’s all-time leader in career rushing attempts (2,442), yards (11,073), touchdowns (64), 1,000-yard seasons (eight) and 100-yard games (38). He also ranks second in team history in career receptions (342) and receiving yards (2,883) by a running back.
Gore is the 11th player in NFL history to record at least eight 1,000-yard seasons and currently ranks second among all active NFL players in rushing attempts and yards and fifth in touchdowns. He ranks 20th in NFL history in career rushing yards.
Last season, Gore started all 16 games for the third consecutive year and registered 255 rushes for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 11 receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown. It marked his fourth straight year rushing for over 1,100 yards. In 2009, Gore posted a single-season career-high 10 rushing touchdowns. In 2006, he earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after setting single-season franchise records with 312 carries, 1,695 rushing yards, 2,180 scrimmage yards and nine 100-yard rushing games.
Since being selected by the 49ers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, Gore has totaled the most rushing yards, second-most rushing attempts and has tied for the sixth-most rushing touchdowns of any player in the NFL over that span. In eight postseason starts, he has notched 140 carries for 646 yards (4.6 avg.) and five touchdowns, in addition to 18 receptions for 167 yards.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent outside linebacker Trent Cole.
Cole, 6-3, 270 pounds, was named to two Pro Bowls (2007, 2009) and was an Associated Press Second Team All-Pro (2009) in 10 seasons (2005-2014) with the Philadelphia Eagles. He posted the second-most career sacks (85.5) and double-digit sack seasons (four) in Eagles history behind Reggie White, while his 20 career multiple-sack games rank third in team history behind White and Clyde Simmons. Cole currently ranks 11th in career sacks among active NFL players.
Last season, Cole recorded 64 tackles (38 solo), 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed, starting in 15 games. He joined Vinny Curry as the only pair of teammates in the NFL in 2014 with at least 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles apiece. In 2007, Cole set single-season career highs in tackles (103), sacks (12.5) and forced fumbles (four). He also notched 12.5 sacks in 2009 and 10.0-or-more quarterback takedowns in three-straight seasons from 2009-2011.
For his career, Cole has started 145-of-155 games, totaling 795 tackles (495 solo), 85.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, 16 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and one interception returned for a touchdown. He has started eight postseason contests, registering 47 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Originally a fifth-round draft pick (146th overall) of the Eagles in 2005, Cole was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team in three consecutive seasons from 2006-08.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with safety Colt Anderson on a contract extension.
Anderson was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on April 23, 2014. Last season, he played in 15 games and led the team with 15 special teams tackles. He also tied for the team lead with three special teams stops in three postseason contests. For his career, Anderson has totaled 49 tackles (34 solo), four passes defensed, one interception and 61 special teams tackles in 63 games played (six starts). Prior to joining the Colts, he played four seasons (2010-13) for the Philadelphia Eagles. Anderson originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Montana and spent his rookie season in 2009 on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with safety Mike Adams on a contract extension.
Adams was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 16, 2014. Last season, he earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after finishing tied for the NFL lead in takeaways (seven) and tied for third in interceptions (five). Adams started all 16 games in 2014 and was the only NFL player to post two multiple-interception games. He also set or tied career highs with 93 tackles (71 solo), 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In three postseason starts, he ranked third on the team with 20 tackles (11 solo) and added one pass defensed.
For his 11-year NFL career with Indianapolis (2014), Denver (2012-13), Cleveland (2007-2011) and San Francisco (2004-06), Adams has registered 581 tackles (439 solo), 66 passes defensed, 18 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 11 fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, 5.0 sacks and 70 special teams tackles in 162 games (89 starts). He was originally signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware on April 28, 2004.
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent outside linebacker Cam Johnson has signed his tender.
Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. Last season, he played in one game before being placed on Injured Reserve on September 9, 2014. Johnson saw action in 12 games in 2013 and recorded two tackles on defense and five on special teams. He also added three special teams stops in two postseason contests. In 2012, Johnson spent the first 14 games of the season on the 49ers practice squad before competing in the final two regular season games.
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with guard Joe Reitz on a contract extension.
Reitz has played in 44 career games, making 24 starts for the Colts over the last four years (2011-14). In 2014, he saw action at guard and tackle in 10 regular season games (four starts) and started all three postseason contests at right tackle. The Colts finished the regular season ranked first in the NFL in net passing yards, third in total net yards and sixth in points scored. In the playoffs, the offensive line only allowed 1.0 sack and none in the final two games.
In 2013, Reitz appeared in a career-high 14 regular season contests (three starts) and was part of an offense that averaged 108.9 rushing yards per game, the team’s highest mark since 2006. He was originally claimed off waivers by the Colts on September 28, 2010 and spent his first season with the team on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on January 8, 2011.
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