INDIANAPOLIS – The month of March will be a busy one for the Colts re-tooling their 2015 roster.
On Tuesday, the first move of the month began with the signing of free agent defensive end Earl Okine from the newly formed Fall Experimental Football League.
Okine, who stands 6-6 and 284 pounds, had 5.5 sacks in 16 games with the Orlando Predators last season.
He also played in the Fall Experimental Football League after his time with the Predators.
In college (2009-2012), Okine was a teammate of Colts center Jonotthan Harrison at the University of Florida. Okine played in 42 career games for the Gators, finishing his collegiate career with 27 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Indianapolis will be Okine's second NFL stop after he spent time in Houston during the 2013 offseason period and preseason.
Defensive line is a definite offseason need for the Colts, no matter if Cory Redding decides to return for a 13th NFL season.
Okine brings the Colts roster to 79 players with 12 unrestricted free agents still under contract for another week.
Free agency around the NFL begins on Tuesday, March 10 with the new league year starting at 4:00 p.m. EST.