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Colts finally address O-line, sign veteran center/guard Matt Slauson to one-year deal


The Indianapolis Colts addressed their leaky offensive line in free agency by signing veteran center/guard Matt Slauson.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Slauson inked a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Colts.

The addition of the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Slauson may finally help solidify the interior of a line that has struggled to protect Andrew Luck since he entered the league in 2012.

Slauson has started 108 games since being selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. He spent his first four seasons with the Jets, joined the Chicago Bears in 2013 and then wound up with Chargers in 2016.

He started the first seven games of last season at left guard for the Chargers before being placed on injured reserve Oct. 24 due to a biceps tear. With 2016 first-round pick Ryan Kelly slated to start at center, Slauson would appear to be in the mix at guard.

Jeremy Vujnovich started all 16 games at left guard last season. Jack Mewhort has also seen time at both guard positions when not injured but is now a free agent.

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