INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have officially brought back one of their top special teams contributors.
The team announced today it has re-signed cornerback Chris Milton to a one-year deal.
One of the Colts' top special teams playmakers, Milton in 2018 played in 15 games and finished with three tackles (two solo) on defense, as well as seven special teams stops and a fumble recovery. He added two tackles and a forced fumble in two postseason games for Indy.
Milton last season was also one of the top gunners for the Colts, who finished first in the NFL in punt return average allowed (4.4 yards), and ninth in kickoff return average allowed (22 yards).
Milton, who will be returning for his fourth season in Indy in 2019, has seen action in 35 total games with one start in his career with the Colts, and has posted 13 tackles, two passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and 15 special teams stops.
Milton will also continue battling for playing time at cornerback. As of today, the team has Jalen Collins, Nate Hairston, D.J. Killings, Milton, Kenny Moore II, Quincy Wilson on its offseason roster at the position, while veteran Pierre Desir is set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent with the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET.