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Colts Reach Settlement With Vick Ballard, Cut CBs Eric Patterson & Brandon Dixon

The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of CB Josh Thomas, as well as the release of CBs Eric Patterson and Brandon Dixon on Tuesday.

  • The Colts also reached an injury settlement with RB Vick Ballard.

Ballard, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $2.24 million rookie contract that included a $144,560 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $660,000 this season.

The Colts wound up waiving him with the injured designation a few weeks ago, and he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list after clearing waivers.

Ballard has missed all but one game over the past two years, so there is obviously some serious question about his future in the NFL.

He’s currently dealing with an MCL injury.

Thomas, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He spent just a few months in Dallas before he was waived and later claimed by the Panthers.

Since then, Thomas has played for the Seahawks, Jets, Lions and most recently for the Vikings.

In 2015, Thomas appeared in five games and recorded two tackles.