Colts re-sign cornerback Chris Milton to 1-year deal

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Chris Milton #28 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen at the game between the Los Angeles Ram and Indianapolis Colts at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts’ offseason work has included retaining cornerback Chris Milton.

The team signed Milton, a restricted free agent, to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. The financial terms were posted by As a restricted free agent, Milton would have cost $2.025 million at the lowest tender level.

Milton joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has appeared in 35 games with one start. He’s emerged as a core special teams contributor.

He’s the latest player to be re-signed by general manager Chris Ballard. Previously re-signed have been placekicker Adam Vinatieri, guard Mark Glowinski, tight end Ross Travis, defensive lineman Margus Hunt, wide receiver Chester Rogers, center Evan Boehm, safety Matthias Farley, wideout Marcus Johnson and longsnapper Luke Rhodes.

On the veteran free-agent market, the Colts have agreed to terms with Carolina Panthers wideout Devin Funchess on a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a possible $3 million through incentives.

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