Colts re-sign Pierre Desir

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Cornerback Pierre Desir stepped into the starting lineup for the Colts around the middle of last season and he’ll have a chance to step back into it this season.

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that Desir has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the team.

Desir joined the team as a waiver claim in early September, made a start in Week Three and then made five straight starts beginning on October 29. Desir did a solid job, but a torn pectoral forced him to injured reserve in early December. He finished the year with 32 tackles and an interception.

The Colts lost Rashaan Melvin to the Raiders as a free agent, leaving Quincy Wilson, Nate Hairston and Kenny Moore as Desir’s fellow holdovers from last year’s cornerback group.