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Colts sign Brandon McKinney

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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will have another familiar face on the Colts defense this season.

The team announced Thursday that they have signed free agent defensive tackle Brandon McKinney. McKinney spent the last four years with the Ravens after starting his NFL career in San Diego.

“Brandon brings a welcomed amount of size, power and experience to our defensive line,” said general manager Ryan Grigson in a statement from the team. “Interior players in his mold aren’t easy to come by in the draft or in free agency for that matter. We felt he could fill a valuable role and his familiarity with Coach Pagano and the defense itself was a positive as well. We are looking forward to Brandon helping us in developing a strong presence inside.”

McKinney played 14 games with the Ravens in 2011 and has spent his time in Baltimore as a backup to Haloti Ngata and Terrence Cody. He recorded 12 tackles and no sacks last season. McKinney joins defensive lineman Cory Redding and safety Tom Zbikowski as former Ravens who have signed in Indianapolis this offseason.

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10 Responses to “Colts sign Brandon McKinney”
  1. cantarguefacts says: Apr 5, 2012 4:35 PM

    This is….good? Whatever, better than what we have now I suppose

  2. coltsluckdynasty says: Apr 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    Say what you want, in total respect to the ravens brand. I will take second and third stringers from Baltimore anyday over the usual colts first stringers. Make fun all you want, but we in Indy are excited (except for the few manning jock sniffers) for the season. What else should we say? Oh, we are getting the next dynasty QB, and we are in a weak division.! This free agency era is a different story, we won’t be in contention this year, but wait…. All will be hating on Indy sooner than later…. “building the monster”

  3. ozz2012 says: Apr 5, 2012 5:07 PM

    Good pickup. I was wonder who the heck they were going to anchor the middle with.

  4. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 5, 2012 5:32 PM

    Good to see Pagano and Grigson have a plan moving forward- bring in guys you know who know the system. They’re not grasping at straws like some of these other first-time coaches/GMs, like the current mess in Cleveland.

  5. ravenator says: Apr 5, 2012 7:34 PM

    Pagano and Rex, take who you will but in the end the true Ravens, stay Ravens.

  6. sariff420 says: Apr 5, 2012 7:56 PM

    Another backup player

  7. daviericky says: Apr 5, 2012 9:15 PM


  8. raqaiw says: Apr 6, 2012 12:37 AM

    If I could just somehow get picked up as a backup defensive player for the Ravens…I just know I could cash in on another team some day.

  9. kronix7 says: Apr 6, 2012 10:16 AM

    Ravens fans should feel pround that everybody wants your coaches. That’s speaks volumes about your defense.

  10. kronix7 says: Apr 6, 2012 10:18 AM

    I’ve always said that if PM had a defense he would’ve won multiple championships.

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