Colts Sign Tight End Eric Ebron in Free Agency
INDIANAPOLIS--Not long after being released by the Detroit Lions, Tight End Eric Ebron found a new home with the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts.com says that one-by-one, a different member of the Indianapolis Colts’ coaching staff reached out to the tight end to entice him to sign a free agent deal.
Ebron heard from Colts Head Coach Frank Reich, Offensive Coordinator Nick Sirianni, and Tight Ends Coach Tom Manning.
“The first team is always the one that catches your attention, because they’re the ones that think highly of you,” Ebron told Colts.com moments after signing his contract. “So I did a few visits, and this was one of my last ones — which I set up purposefully, because I kind of felt the energy from them — so when I came in and met them, it just was a sign.”
The deal is reportedly for 2 years, but no financial specifics have been given.
Ebron was drafted by the Lions in 2014 and has spent his entire career in Detroit. In 56 games, he's totaled 186 receptions for 2,070 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Last season, Ebron appeared in all 16 games and caught 53 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns.
Ebron told Colts.com that he will bring a lot of energy and passion to the Circle City:
"This is a new, fresh start for me. This is something new for me, and I have a new mindset and a new mantra. So I’m just going to try to bring as much energy, as much passion, as much intensity [as I can] and, really, I like to have fun. So [I'll try to bring] a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, and just really help boost the morale and help do my job and dedicate everything I can to help the organization."