INDIANAPOLIS – Where the pass rush need fell on the Colts offseason priority list was wildly debated this offseason.
The need was clearly important to Ryan Grigson.
On Tuesday afternon, the Colts signed veteran pass rusher Trent Cole.
The Philadelphia connection from Ryan Grigson's time with the Eagles was in play with the Cole signing. Just like Todd Herremans earlier this week, Cole has spent all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Eagles.
While Cole is known for his edge rushing ability (85.5 career sacks), he's also proven himself to be more than adequate at stopping the run.
In his 10 seasons with the Eagles, Cole has missed just five games.
Last week, the Eagles released Cole after the two sides could not agree on something financially (Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wanted Cole to return).
Cole, who is a two-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2009), visited Indianapolis before a deal was finalized on Tuesday.
The Colts now head into 2015 with an abundance of edge rushers who have played lead roles during their variance in NFL tenures.
Cole joins the likes of Robert Mathis, Jonathan Newsome, Erik Walden and Bjoern Werner off the edge. Where Cole exactly fits into the Colts 3-4 defensive scheme remains to be seen due to the numbers at the position and a changing system from the Eagle's varying defenses.