Colts sign Veteran Safety Michael Hamlin

Michael Hamlin is a former Cowgirl, and Glitter Kitty

This is the move that we’ve all been waiting for, a veteran safety. Whilst the majority of the fanbase were clamoring for players like Eric Weddle or Quinton Mikel, the Colts FO made the financially smart move in order to improve their roster. Currently, our safeties on our roster include starters Antoine Bethea and Melvin Bullit, with Al Afalava, Joe Lefeged, David Caldwell and now Michael Hamlin as depth.  Although Hamlin is only a 2 year veteran, he will provide solid depth and more experience than any of the other backups we have right now. This was a smart move by the Colts front office, and with cut-day rapid approaching, you can expect more of these bargain FA signings. Michael Hamlin primarily plays the ‘strong safety’ position, and being 6’3 and 210 pounds give us the size we need in our secondary. He is a solid tackler, and provides great run support, and can hold his own in zone coverage. He however struggles in man coverage, because he lacks the agility and speed needed to keep up with athletic tight ends. In order to make room for Hamlin, Cornelius Brown was cut. Brown played some at the end of last year, but was a long shot to make the roster in 2011 with Kevin Thomas coming back from injury and Chris Rucker being drafted in the sixth round.

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.