After a promising campaign with the Patriots in 2015, Sheard lost his starting spot in New England last season. He rebounded to play a role down the stretch and offers valuable versatility. Before toiling for Bill Belichick, Sheard capably adapted to endless coaching and scheme changes with the Browns, who made him a second-round pick in 2011.
With 36 career sacks, Sheard has earned the reputation as a tough player who will suit up through injury without complaint. Both he and Simon are solid additions for new general manager Chris Ballard, who feels like a breath of fresh air for Colts fans.