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Colts Signing DT Johnathan Hankins To Three-Year, $30M Deal

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Colts are signing DT Johnathan Hankins to a three-year, $30 million contract.

  • According to Schefter, Hankins’ new three-year deal with the Colts includes $14.5 million guaranteed.

The Colts recently brought Hankins in for a visit, so it was clear that they were a team to watch for him moving forward.

Hankins and his agents were reportedly set on cashing this offseason and were initially targeting as much as $15 million per year.

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reported last night that the Giants were offering Hankins a four-year, $28 million contract. However, based on the initial figures released, it appears as though he was able to do much better than this offer.

The Dolphins also had some interest in him but also made it clear that they weren’t going to spend big money to get him.

Hankins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.03 million rookie contract that included a $1.311 million signing bonus and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

In 2016, Hankins appeared in all 16 games and recorded 44 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble for the Giants. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 72 interior defender out of 127 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.