INDIANAPOLIS – In trying to bolster their pass rush, the Colts have dipped back into their pipeline north of the border.
On Monday afternoon, the Colts signed Canadian Football League outside linebacker Alex Bazzie to a reserve/future contract.
Bazzie, a 6-2, 240-pound edge rusher, had 29.0 sacks in three seasons with the BC Lions.
In playing 50 career games in the CFL, Bazzie now comes to a team that has found success with similar signings.
Former linebacker Jerrell Freeman came to the Colts via the CFL back in 2012 and turned into a four-year starter in Indianapolis.
Watching Bazzie's highlights, you see a guy playing off the edge delivering quite the punch despite being slightly undersized.
Bazzie, 26, was born in Liberia. He moved to the United States at the age of five and played collegiately at Marshall University.
The Colts are in need of finding pass rush help this offseason. Bazzie will get a chance to showcase that, while also being a special teams option. Bazzie had eight career special teams stops in the CFL.
NFL interest in Bazzie has been around for some time. The Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals reportedly worked Bazzie out last month.
The Colts have now inked 10 players to future/reserve contracts in the past week.