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.