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Colts Agree to Terms with Former Lions Tight End Eric Ebron

The Colts have a new tight end on their roster, as they have inked former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Ebron’s new contract is for two years and worth up to $15 million.

The 24-year-old Ebron — who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 253 pounds — was a record-setting tight end at the University of North Carolina before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season, when the Detroit Lions made him the 10th-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

In his first four NFL seasons, Ebron continued to be a consistent playmaker, averaging about 47 receptions, 518 yards and three touchdowns per year within the Lions’ offense. He had a career-best five touchdown receptions his second season in 2015, logged a career-high 61 receptions for 711 yards in 2016, and followed that up with 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns last season.

But last week, the Lions decided to release the veteran tight end, opening the doors to a visit with the Colts’ brass on Monday.

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