Colts sign free agents Johnson, Jones
The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that exclusive rights free agent outside linebacker Cam Johnson had signed his tender.
Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. Last season, he saw action in 12 games and totaled two tackles and six special teams stops. He also contributed with three special teams tackles in two postseason games.
In 2012, Johnson spent the first 14 games of the season on the 49ers practice squad before competing in the team's final two regular season games.
The team later announced the signing of defensive end Arthur Jones.
The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Jones started a career-best 13 games with Baltimore last season and finished with a career-high 53 tackles. He was Baltimore's fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft and spent his first two seasons with the Ravens when Colts coach Chuck Pagano was on the coaching staff.
"He is an outstanding producer down after down versus the run and pass. He's a guy who plays at a championship level week after week and lays it on the line every time he steps out on the field. He is a great fit for our team," said Colts general manager Ryan Grigson.
The Colts re-signed kicker Adam Vinatieri to a two-year deal Tuesday morning and signed cornerback Vontae Davis and special teamer Sergio Brown, but safety Antoine Bethea signed with San Francisco.
Davis started all 16 games for Indianapolis in 2013, recording 48 tackles and an interception. The five-year veteran was acquired from Miami in an August 2012 trade.
"We are very pleased to announce that Vontae Davis will remain part of the Colts family," said Grigson. "He is a rare talent at 25 years of age who is still ascending as a player. We are excited to see him reach new heights in his career and help us attain our ultimate goal."