Ian Rapoport reports that the Colts are signing free agent LB Barkevious Mingo to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Mingo, 26, was the No. 6 overall pick back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $16.347 million rookie contract and is now in position to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Last year, the Browns declined Mingo’s fifth-year option that would have run them $11.9 million in 2017. Cleveland later traded him to the Patriots for 2017 fifth-round pick.
In 2016, Mingo all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 11 tackles and no sacks. According to Pro Football Focus, he was limited to playing just 54 total snaps for the Patriots last year.