Colt Anderson signs with Colts

In name alone, it seems like a perfect fit.

Butte safety Colt Anderson is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts, according to a report on Pro Football Talk.

The former Butte High Bulldog and Montana Grizzly will begin a new chapter in his career after 48 games with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was an Eagle after signing with the team off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad during the 2010 season.

During the playoffs after the 2010 season, Anderson was named special teams captain in a home game against the Green Bay Packers.

Anderson, who recently cut off his trademark locks, thrived in special teams while wearing No. 30 for the Eagles. CBSSports.com named the 2004 Butte High graduate to its 2012 NFL All-Pro Team as a special teams ace.

That award came despite spending the first part of the season on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from a torn ACL late in the 2011 season.

Anderson, 28, who went from walk-on to All-American at the University of Montana, spent a year and a half on the Vikings practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in April 2009.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Anderson will be the second safety from the Mining City to don a Colts uniform. Former Grizzly and Bulldog Todd Ericson went to camp with Indianapolis before the 1994 season. He was one of the last cuts of camp. 1 comment



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  • Ted Richards
    April 21, 2014, 7:39 pm

    Good luck

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