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Colts sign Zbikowski to three-year contract

Eagles wide receiver Hall makes a reception against the Ravens during the first quarter of NFL preseason football action in Philadelphia Reuters

Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune reports that the Indianapolis Colts have signed safety Tom Zbikowski to a three-year contract.

Zbikowski spent his first four NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is now the Colts’ head coach, and Indianapolis has a hole at strong safety after releasing Melvin Bullitt.

The 27-year-0ld Zbikowski will be a candidate to replace Bullitt, as well as play on special teams. Through four seasons, Zbikowski has racked up 14 starts, 75 tackles, and two interceptions. He can also return kicks and punts.

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24 Responses to “Colts sign Zbikowski to three-year contract”
  1. jade amor says: Mar 16, 2012 4:37 PM

    I am very surprised Rex Ryan showed no interest considering they need safety help. That might tell you what you need to know about his abilities

  2. ppdoc13 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:38 PM

    good guy. only average footballer. we drafted him and Nakamura in the same draft. He was a 3rd rounder. Nak was a 6th rounder. No question – Nak was the better player. Zibby is a better boxer than a football player, but he will do well in Chucks defense. I wish him the best. Thanks for your time in Bmore.

  3. rockthered1286 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:39 PM

    Some may say “Ravens are getting thin on the D-side losing all of these FA’s,” but I see it as the Ravens D is so good, teams are clamoring to snatch up our former players, even both back up safeties, to start on their team. Which both Zibs and Haruki will do for the Colts and Panthers respectively. That being said, looks like safety will be a 2nd or 3rd round pick in the draft this year given Reed’s uncertainty these days.

  4. psuravens19 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:49 PM

    You can have him

  5. scottdragosnai says: Mar 16, 2012 4:55 PM

    They might be 0-16 next year.
    Scott Dragos NAI

  6. benh999 says: Mar 16, 2012 4:55 PM

    Don’t forget his deft skills in the boxing ring. Sure, his opponents were two or three weight classes below him, but who’s counting?

  7. swellbuilt says: Mar 16, 2012 5:11 PM

    Cool – now he can buy that last vowel.

  8. caseyanthonymunoz says: Mar 16, 2012 5:15 PM

    Average boxer, awful safety. The Colts are a terrible franchise.

  9. godzilla111111 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:17 PM

    scottdragosnai says:
    Mar 16, 2012 4:55 PM
    They might be 0-16 next year.
    Scott Dragos NAI

    ————————–

    Brilliant comment

  10. tropboi11 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:20 PM

    Props to the Ravens drafting skills, other teams should take notes

    -Bucs fan

  11. Mudville Press says: Mar 16, 2012 5:23 PM

    Too bad, he might have been a nice fit for the Bears. I’m curious to know what the money is. Being back in Indiana should be a good fit for him, though.

  12. thefiesty1 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:25 PM

    Colt fans will have to have a program to figure out who is on the field this year. Talk about cleaning house, whew!

  13. rajbais says: Mar 16, 2012 5:36 PM

    Could he have a record for the healthiest safety to ever play for the Colts???

  14. wearshades88 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:39 PM

    I played football with him in high school (I was a freshman at BGHS when he was a senior). Everyone found him to be arrogant and an idiot (17 on his first ACT). Hopefully he’s become a better teammate since then, but I’m afraid he’s still a moron. Can’t say this signing should excite Indy fans.

  15. tsutton84 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:52 PM

    Zbikowski, Nakamura, Cory Redding, Jarrett Johnson, Ben Grubbs, Rickey Williams, Lee Evans, and (possibly) Jameel McClain, Matt Birk, Gurode and McKinnie.

    The Ravens are leaking.

  16. raqaiw says: Mar 16, 2012 5:58 PM

    tsutton84 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:52 PM

    Zbikowski, Nakamura, Cory Redding, Jarrett Johnson, Ben Grubbs, Rickey Williams, Lee Evans, and (possibly) Jameel McClain, Matt Birk, Gurode and McKinnie.

    The Ravens are leaking.
    ______________________________________
    Birk re-signed for 3 years,McClain has yet to sign with anyone, and McKinnie is still under contract with the Ravens.

    The only thing leaky is your fact gathering.

  17. vincentbojackson says: Mar 16, 2012 6:21 PM

    Seems Raven fan apparently going with the “what, me worry?” response.

  18. gotcaughtcheating says: Mar 16, 2012 7:24 PM

    Did you guys hear the Ravens beat the Steelers twice? Never mind the last time they went to a Super Bowl Bill Clinton was President. 2012 AFC North Champs!

  19. mswravens says: Mar 16, 2012 7:32 PM

    What, me worry?

    In Ozzie we trust my friend!

  20. theravenlives2 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:10 PM

    Hey, did you guys hear that there was an idiot Steelers fan on here who thought Clinton was president when the Ravens won the Super Bowl, when really it was George W Bush?
    I’m sure he was one of those guys who was screaming like a banshee a few years ago when the Steelers beat the Ravens three times in a season, but now is kinda sensitive about the senior citizens in Pittsburgh losing to the Ravens twice this year.

  21. dawhorsefeathers says: Mar 16, 2012 11:14 PM

    gotcaughtbleating is more like it.

  22. alvint69 says: Mar 17, 2012 9:34 AM

    I hate to see him go, but Bernard Pollard has played so well it’s not much of a surprise. I wish him the best.

  23. dhudge says: Mar 17, 2012 1:05 PM

    “theravenlives2 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:10 PM
    Hey, did you guys hear that there was an idiot Steelers fan on here who thought Clinton was president when the Ravens won the Super Bowl, when really it was George W Bush?”

    He was close…

    George W. was sworn in as POTUS only a week earlier on 1/21/01.

    Therefore, the 2000 season was played while Clinton was in office.

  24. camocav213 says: Mar 18, 2012 5:29 PM

    I knew zibikowski and its sad to see him go

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