The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly going to sign former Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Trent Cole once NFL free agency begins on Tuesday afternoon.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Colts will sign the 32-year-old pass rusher, who was released by the Eagles this past week.
The #Colts are signing pass-rusher Trent Cole
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015
A two-time Pro Bowler and 2009 All-Pro selection, Cole has been one of the best pass rushers in the NFL for a decade. His 84.5 career sacks ranks 11th among all active NFL players and he had 14.5 sacks over the last two seasons.
In his prime, from 2006 to 2011, Cole recorded 63.0 sacks and had four double-digit sack seasons.
But Cole had trouble transitioning to a OLB in Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly’s new system and was apparently happy to get out of Philadelphia, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Cole joins another former Eagles’ teammate, G Todd Herremans, in a series of veteran acquisitions by the Colts that may also include RB Frank Gore and WR Andre Johnson.