Colts Sign Fisher, Cut Matthews

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The Indianapolis Colts have officially signed seventh-round draft pick, Ray Fisher. Fisher is the first member of the Colts’ draft class to sign a contract. A lot are to remain now.

Fisher was a wide receiver for the Indiana Hoosiers, but he then switched to cornerback in his final year with the team. Fisher had some solid success there, 40 tackles and one forced fumble. Fisher was also a decent kick returner, and could bring some of his returning to the table with Indy.

Fisher has been playing near Indy his whole life: from being born in Cleveland, Ohio and then take about a three-hour drive to play for the Hoosiers in Bloomington. It’s a pretty good story and he now is playing for the Colts. I see him adding depth to the squad at corner. Maybe he could play multiple positions. Do a bit of receiving, too.

The contract was a four-year, $1.83 million deal, along with a $41,500 signing bonus. The 5’9″, 189-pounder had averaged nearly 40 yards per kick return with IU, along with two touchdowns. All of this on only 18 returns.

Training camp starts on August 1st, and that’s where all the players need to report. Along with signing Fisher, the Colts had to cut wide receiver John Matthews from the team. Matthews spent the whole 2009-10 season on practice squad.

Training camp is almost here, and Fisher hopes to show his talent.


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