Video Highlights: Najee Goode

The Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday announced the signing of free agent linebacker Najee Goode. What does Goode bring to the table?

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INDIANAPOLIS —Najee Goode's "cant stop, won't stop" mentality has landed him in Indianapolis.

The linebacker and special teams standout on Wednesday signed a free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced.

Goode, who will be 29 by the start of the season, entered the league as a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2012, spending one year with the team before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

While in Philly, Goode established himself as a solid piece of depth at linebacker for the defense, but was one of the team's top playmakers on special teams, where he scored touchdowns on a blocked punt and a botched snap and recorded 42 total special teams stops in his five seasons there.

"What it takes is just a straight-up mentality of 'can't stop, won't stop,'" Goode told PhiladelphiaEagles.com of his approach to special teams. "Special teams is a part of the game that is often overlooked … but when you go out there and play special teams, it's a play that could immediately affect the game, whether it's a touchdown like my first year here against the Giants or against New England, it changes the swing. It's momentum and that home run hit, that punch straight in the face that you've got to be able to be willing to take and give on that single play, whether it's kickoff, punt return or anything."

With the Colts, Goode gives head coach Frank Reich and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus another option to slide in at the all-important linebacker position in the team's switch to a 4-3 base defensive scheme.

Last season, Goode was the Eagles' backup at one of their two outside linebacker spots, and helped lead the team to its first-ever Super Bowl title, a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. In that game, Goode played in 17 special teams snaps, recording two tackles.

Goode also has familiarity with Reich, who served as the Eagles' offensive coordinator the previous two seasons.

So what all does Goode bring to the table for the Colts? Let's check out his some of his career highlights:

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