Colts sign veteran CB Xavier Rhodes to 1-year deal


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 24: Xavier Rhodes #29 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after being flagged for pass interference in the first quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – No sooner did the Indianapolis Colts delete one veteran cornerback from their roster than they added another.

Xavier Rhodes, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Colts, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. His arrival was preceded by the release of Pierre Desir earlier this week.

Rhodes is a 6-1, 218-pounder whose resume with the Vikings includes three Pro Bowl appearances and one first-team All-Pro selection. He earned his third Pro Bowl appearance last season.

In seven seasons, Rhodes has 10 interceptions, 73 passes defensed, 15 tackles for loss and 372 tackles.

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