Indianapolis Colts sign Rodney McLeod (veteran safety)

The Indianapolis ColtsHave signed veteran-free-agent safety Rodney McLeodIt was announced Thursday.

McLeod, who was recovering from a left-ACL tear sustained the previous season and missed the first three games, 2021 season games, was pivotal in making crucial interceptions in his final two regular season games to lift the spirits. Philadelphia EaglesIn to the postseason

He was able to finish with 58 tackles and 2 interceptions. In 13 games, he also defended 4 passes.

McLeod was an undrafted free agent from the University of Virginia in 2012. He played his first three NFL seasons for the St. Louis Rams, before signing a $35 million, five-year deal with the Eagles. Over the six previous seasons, McLeod played 75 games in Philadelphia, 14 of which were with the St. Louis Rams in 2012. In 2016, McLeod signed a five-year, $35 million free-agent deal with the Eagles. He also recorded a career high of three interceptions in the Eagles' championship run in 2017.

McLeod (32 years old) has suffered two severe knee injuries. He had torn his right anterior cruciate ligament in 2018. Over the 10 NFL seasons, McLeod has had 16 interceptions and 593 tackles. He also has 11 forced fumbles.

He was awarded the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award in 2021 and was the Eagles' choice for the Ed Block Courage Award.

This report was contributed by Tim McManus, ESPN.

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