Colts sign CFL linebacker Henoc Muamba

AP

The Colts found themselves a productive linebacker in Canada when they signed Jerrell Freeman a couple of years ago and they’ve headed back to our neighbors to the north in hopes of landing another helpful player at the position.

The team announced that they have signed linebacker Henoc Muamba, who was recently released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as he tried to make the move from the CFL to the NFL. Muamba also had workouts with the Ravens and Patriots, but his signing fits right in with Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson’s search for talent in every corner.

Muamba was the first overall pick of the 2011 CFL draft and played three years for the Blue Bombers before deciding to seek his fortune in the United States. Muamba was second in the CFL with 106 tackles in 2013 and has been a standout on special teams with 53 tackles across his three seasons on those units.

The Colts could wind up with an all-Canadian twosome at inside linebacker if Muamba makes as quick a transition to the NFL game as Freeman did.