Arguably the best defender on the Colts, Jerrell Freeman has been a stud since joining the team in 2012.
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The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed LB Jerrell Freeman to a one-year restricted free agent tender.
Yahoo! Sports reported that Freeman signed the deal in the second week of the Colts’ voluntary offseason workouts, but can still become a free agent in 2016.
An undrafted free agent out of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2008, Freeman spent the 2008 offseason with the Tennessee Titans but was released before the start of the 2008 season. Freeman would sign with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and played three productive seasons first as a special teams tackler and later as a starting LB.
Freeman joined the Colts in 2012 and immediately sparked a defensive turnaround as the team improved from 28th in points allowed in 2011 to 21st in 2012 and 9th in 2013. Freeman recorded over 140 tackles in each of his first two seasons with the Colts. He missed four games in 2014 but still finished with over 120 tackles en route an 11-5 record and a trip to the playoffs. In a Wild Card round game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Freeman had one of the best games of his career, recording 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks in a 26-10 win.