Colts sign former Lions tight end Eric Ebron

Lula Sharp
March 20, 2018

Indianapolis ranked 31st in the National Football League in total offense (284.6 yards per game) and 30th in passing offense (180.8 yards per game), with Jacoby Brissett completing 58.8 percent of his passes and throwing for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The Indianapolis Colts have signed tight-end Eric Ebron, the team announced on Monday.

He caught 53 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, and has 186 receptions during his four-year career, with 2,070 yards and 11 TDs. And on that note, Andrew Luck has a new weapon.

Ebron spent the last four seasons with the Detroit Lions.

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Regardless, the Colts had very little experience behind Doyle and Ebron can essentially give the offense another option to target, especially considering how much of a mismatch he is.

He'll split reps with Jack Doyle and be a receiving threat in the Colts offense. Eric Ebron is eager to get started. "So I hope we can just put that together and really dig deep and build something special in Indianapolis because they do have a history of being special so I look forward to that".

It's not likely to be the last move made by general manager Chris Ballard, who has long espoused he prefers to draft and develop players rather than overspending in free agency. He also visited with the Carolina Panthers during this free agent period.

"Growing up, I've never really been a fan of things that are already great because then what's the point of really joining it?"

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