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Indianapolis Colts sign former Eagles safety Colt Anderson

Colt to the Colts. That's awfully fitting.

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According to ESPN Insider Adam Caplan, former Philadelphia Eagles safety and special teams ace Colt Anderson has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Anderson is reunited with former Eagles front office executive and current Colts general manager Ryan Grigson.

Anderson originally joined the Eagles in 2009 when the team signed him off of the Vikings' practice squad. He made an immediate impact on special teams and was probably the Eagles' best special teams player in 2011 and 2012. Quite often would Anderson be the first man down the field in coverage. He also led the team in special teams "points" (as calculated by the Eagles) those years.

The Eagles re-signed Anderson to a one-year contract in the 2013 offseason. Anderson finished among the Eagles' leaders in special teams tackles last year but also missed a number of tackles (6), according to Pro Football Focus. Despite his try-hard efforts, too often Anderson didn't prove to be a reliable option when called in to play safety on defense. He was more of a special teams player only.

The Eagles signed former Seahawks safety and special teams ace Chris Maragos this offseason to replace Anderson's former role. Best wishes in Indy, Colt.

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