Colts add Jabaal Sheard with three-year deal

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Free agent pass rusher Jabaal Sheard is signing a three-year deal with the Colts, PFT has confirmed.

Sheard, who played the last two seasons with the Patriots, visited with the Dolphins on Thursday. He’s a logical fit with the Colts, who have prioritized upgrading their pass rush and previously signed outside linebackers John Simon and Barkevious Mingo.

The new deal pays Sheard $10 million in the first year of his new contract and is worth a total of $25.5 million.

Sheard, 27, had 13 sacks over the past two seasons with the Patriots. He has 36 career sacks in six seasons since entering the league as a second-round pick of the Browns in 2011.

36 responses to “Colts add Jabaal Sheard with three-year deal

  1. redlikethepig says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:14 PM
    Let’s hear it from the classy Patriots fans.

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    Sorry to disappoint you but I think the Colts made a good move here. He is a good player I would have liked seeing stay in NE but the Colts wanted (and needed) him enough to go higher than he was worth to the Pats. But it wasnt bad money for the Colts because their need there was greater.

  2. redlikethepig says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:14 PM
    Let’s hear it from the classy Patriots fans.

    What’s to say, though? I mean, they won the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, so no hard feelings here. And if the contract reports are right, he’s gotten a good bump in pay – his contract with the Pats was 2yrs/$11m, so 3/25.5 is a solid $3m per year more, while getting nearly as much in the first year as he got in two years from the Patriots.

  3. Solid signing. I still wonder if Colts will spend early pick on pass rush in a draft deep draft for rushers.

  4. Poor guy. He will hate living in Indy after having it so good in NE. But the money will help ease his suffering.

  5. I had high hopes for this dude but he disappointed. Very talented guy but seems to lack motivation to the point he got benched last year. That probably doesnt change in Indy but he’s probably still an upgrade to what they have so pretty good move for them I guess

  6. Another +1 in the formula for 2018 comp picks. A decent sized deal like this will help land them another free draft pick next year.

    BB gets Koey Ealy at less than a mill this year for a bag of chips….. and then can let him walk in 2018 to keep the comp picks formula in the green.

    And he got Dwayne Allen for next to nothing… while Bennett can now leave and add to the comp pick surplus as well.

  7. terripet says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:36 PM
    plum54 the banner stuff is old get a new line
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    Uhm, that banner, much like mark sanchez’s buttfumble will never get old. Now a part of NFL lore.

  8. He’s a good player who came up with big plays at the right time for the Pats in quite a few games.

    Pats would never have paid him 10 million for a season though, so its a good deal for the player. Also explains the trade for the DE from the Panthers the Pats made today.

  9. he got a ring and now will play for his last
    payday in mediocre fashion for an awful organization

    but, thanks for helping win a ring for the pats, jaball

  10. “Very talented guy but seems to lack motivation to the point he got benched last year.”

    Yeah but he took that benching and used it as motivation to turn his season around as opposed to sulking and possibly getting cut and replaced.

    Granted the first few games he was playing anywhere near at the level he was in 2015, but he got the message, went back to working hard and got a ring for the effort.

  11. Congrats on the SuperBowl win, but the Pats were not going to give that much of a percentage of their Salary Cap to him (If your team does not think that way it may explain why they stink).

  12. peytonsneck18 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 6:03 PM
    Patriots fans are full.of themselves, after Brady leaves most of u will.leave too

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    I dont know about that. The 70s and 80s made us a pretty hardy bunch. Besides, the Brissett years are going to be a hoot.

  13. peytonsneck18 says:

    Patriots fans are full.of themselves, after Brady leaves most of u will.leave too

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    Most of us were here before Brady, and will be after. Hell, your team was the Baltimore Colts when I started rooting for the Patriots. And the Pats have been the better team ever since.

  14. I liked Sheard on the Pats. Decent pass pressure guy, and very solid setting the edge in run defense. He will please Colts fans. I hope Kony Ealy is as good.

  15. terripet says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:36 PM
    plum54 the banner stuff is old get a new line

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    Thats going to be tough. I get it why so many Indy fans cringe at its mention. Just going to have to live with the one liners though.

  16. Why are the Colt’s so fascinated with old Browns players? They get rid of Mike Adams and D’Qwell Jackson and bring in Sheard and Barkeveous Mingo.

  17. terripet says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:36 PM
    plum54 the banner stuff is old get a new line
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    Not any older than the lame predictions of NE’s demise you defecated out constantly for years now. That patsanoia really has gotten the best of you. Ice up son, the beatings will continue until morale improves. As for Sheard Pats fans wish him well except when he plays against NE. Hopefully he stays motivated now that he’s hit some green.

  18. He got his ring in NE. Now he can get a participation banner in IND. That’s sounds like it’ll be fun!!!

  19. He can get a participation banner. Good for him. He doesn’t have one yet.

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