The Indianapolis Colts reached agreement with middle linebacker Gary Brackett on a five-year, $33 million contract, including a $12 million signing bonus, according to a league source.
Brackett, 29, is a seven-year veteran who has been the Colts' starting middle linebacker since 2005 and their defensive captain since 2007.
He had been looking for a contract commensurate with those responsibilities, and last week Colts owner Jim Irsay said he was prepared to make a commitment to Brackett "competitive with some of the top-notch guys at his position."
Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.
Brackett is the starting MLB for the colts and may have given the colts a discount as he probably enjoys playing for them......he's been to 2 superbowls with them, won 1, and has played his entire career with them.
Knowing what Brackett received, how much more do you think the Fins will have to pay to get Dansby?