Colts sign fourth-round pick Condren in time for camp

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts on Friday signed
fourth-round draft pick Brannon Condren to a four-year deal worth
slightly more than $2 million.

Condren, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound free safety from Troy, was
selected No. 131 overall. He's the fourth of Indy's nine picks to
agree to a deal with the defending Super Bowl champions.

"To be drafted and signed by the world champions is an
incredible feeling," Condren said in a statement released by his
agent. "I look forward to the opening of camp and beginning my
professional career."

The 23-year-old started all 13 games last season and finished
with a career-high 98 tackles and two interceptions at Troy and is
expected to add depth in a secondary that was depleted by free
agency.

Indy's starting cornerback tandem - Nick Harper and Jason David
- both left for more lucrative deals. Harper signed with Tennessee,
David with New Orleans. The Colts also lost backup safety Mike Doss
in free agency when he signed with Minnesota.

"He (Condren) will fit in well with Indianapolis' system and I
anticipate him having a great career," agent Russ Campbell said.
"The fans in Indy are in for a real treat."

The Colts already have first-round pick Anthony Gonzalez,
fifth-rounder Roy Hall and seventh-rounder Keyunta Dawson under
contract.

Indianapolis reports to training camp in Terre Haute on Sunday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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