The Colts have made two moves within the hour, two days after the NFL’s legal tampering window officially opened up. On Wednesday afternoon, Indianapolis re-signed running back Marlon Mack and claimed former Houston nose tackle Andrew Brown off of waivers.
Marlon Mack’s contract is reportedly worth $2 million for just one year. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news via Twitter.
One year, $2 million for Marlon Mack, who heads back to Indianapolis to finish what he started after last year's Achilles tear. https://t.co/EefV7BAnrA
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
Brown was a fifth round draft pick by the Bengals in 2018. After less than three seasons, he was released and picked up by the Houston Texans. The Texans released him on March 16, opening the door for the Colts to claim him.
Mack played in just one contest in 2020. In Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he tore his Achilles, which ended his season. He had been the Colts’ featured back for two years prior. His injury opened the door for rookie standout Jonathan Taylor, who impressed in his first season. Mack will likely be taking a backup role to Taylor in 2021, unless trends change.
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