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Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with ILB Nate Irving

The Indianapolis Colts will add run-stuffing depth to their linebacker corps.

The team announced Friday it agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos inside linebacker Nate Irving. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Irving will sign a three-year contract worth up to $9.25 million, per a source involved.

The 26-year-old started the first eight games last season in Denver before he suffered a season-ending torn ACL.

Irving is a good early-down run-stuffer who will upgrade the Colts' 18th ranked run defense. Pro Football Focus graded Irving as their No. 4 run-stopping inside linebacker through the first nine weeks of the 2014 season.

In four seasons in Denver, the former third-round pick compiled 104 tackles and two sacks -- including one of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck last season in Week 1.

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