INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts addressed one of their pressing needs Monday by agreeing to terms with offensive tackle Sam Tevi.
Terms of the contract were not immediately available, but a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed the transaction. NFL Network was first to report the agreement.
The Colts have been in the market for a left tackle – and depth at the position overall – since the January retirement of Anthony Castonzo.
Tevi, 26, was a 2017 sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers who has been an offensive line mainstay the past three seasons. He started 29 of 32 games at right tackle in 2018-19 and 14 at left tackle last season.
Pro Football Focus gave Tevi a 52.9 grade last season, 77th out of 83 qualifying tackles.
He reinforces a Colts’ tackle room that features right-start starter Braden Smith along with Will Holden and Carter O’Donnell. Le’Raven Clark, the top tackle backup last season, remains unsigned. He’s also recovering from a season-ending Achilles injury.
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