Not sure we can afford to keep Freeney now.
the linkA building block for new Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano was acquired today when Baltimore Ravens defensive end Cory Redding agreed to terms on a three-year, $10.5 million contract, a league source confirmed for The Star.
ESPN reported the deal.
Redding, 31, is a nine-year veteran with 25 1/2 career sacks who played for Pagano last season, when Pagano was the Ravens’ defensive coordinator. Redding had 43 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 2011 and at 6-4, 298 pounds he has the size to perform well in Pagano’s hybrid 3-4 defense.
Signing Redding also assures the Colts they will have a replacement for seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney, who is likely to be traded or cut because of his sizeable contract.