Colts Sign Free Agent RB Spencer Ware

By Nick Melillo |
Colts Sign Free Agent RB Spencer Ware

After a weekend filled with NFL Draft excitement, the Indianapolis Colts have added free agent running back Spencer Ware.

Ware, 27, signed a one-year, $1.305 million contract with a max of $2.05 million with incentives, per Tom Pelissero. He has the Kansas City connection with Colts general manager Chris Ballard and a connection with assistant general manager Ed Dodds in Seattle.

Ware was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 6th Round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in only two games as a rookie with 3 carries for 10 yards.  Nonetheless, he earned a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks that year. In 2014, Ware was waived and signed to a future contract by the Kansas City Chiefs.

In six seasons, Ware has rushed 340 times for 1,580 yards, and 11 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught 59 catches for 676 yards and two scores. He brings experience to a young RB room.

Ware is a guy who's fought for his starting role many times, replacing an injured Jamaal Charles in 2016, and RB Kareem Hunt in 2018 after Hunt's off-the-field situation. Ware will provide quality depth competition behind starter Marlon Mack.

The Colts' other roster moves today include waiving safety Isaiah Johnson and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams, and releasing wide receiver James Wright.


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