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NFL Draft: Colts find new potential weapons in draft to help Rivers

The Indianapolis Colts selected Washington quarterback Jacob Eason in the fourth round of NFL Draft Saturday.
Jacob Eason (Courtesy KING)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts got some help for Philip Rivers early in this year's draft.

They also may have found their quarterback of the future on Day 3.

After taking a receiver and running back with their two second-round picks, the Colts capped the weekend by taking strong-armed quarterback Jacob Eason out of Washington and offensive tackle Danny Pinter of Ball State.

Eason is unlikely to compete with Rivers for the starting job or even Jacoby Brissett as the backup next season. But after starting Saturday with three quarterbacks on the roster and none signed beyond 2020, the Colts thought Eason was worth taking.

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