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Colts Add Inside Linebacker Depth With Nate Irving

Intro: The Colts got back into free agency on Friday morning with the addition of four-year veteran Nate Irving joining the linebacker group.





INDIANAPOLIS – After a quiet second week of free agency, the Colts got back into the action on Friday morning.

The team agreed to terms with linebacker Nate Irving, a four-year veteran previously with the Denver Broncos.

At 6-1 and 245 pounds, Irving is known as a run-stopper and should provide the Colts some much needed depth behind starters D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman.

The Colts agree to terms with ILB Nate Irving.

Irving was the Broncos starting middle linebacker last year for the first eight games of the season (he had a sack of Andrew Luck in the 2014 season opener). However, his season ended following an MCL injury after eight contests.

With Jackson turning 32 in 2015 and Freeman about to be 29 years old, the Colts were looking to add some quality, young depth at the inside position this offseason.

That's what Irving will try to provide at the age of 26. Irving was a third-round pick out of North Carolina State in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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