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After Carrie took visits in free agency with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints, the veteran opted to return to the Colts secondary after working in a depth/spot starter role during the 2020 season.
The news was first reported by Jason Spears of For The Colture and confirmed by Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.
Carrie was solid for the most part with the Colts during the 2020 campaign. He played 49% of the defensive snaps while appearing in 15 games and making two starts. Carrie grabbed two interceptions (one for a touchdown) with eight passes defended. According to Pro Football Focus, Carrie allowed a 57.1% completion rate and an 80.2 passer rating on 42 targets in 2020.
With Kenny Moore and Xavier Rhodes solidifying themselves as the starters, Carrie worked alongside Rock Ya-Sin, who is still trying to prove himself worthy of being a starter on the boundary.
The Colts have a need to add to the cornerback room during the draft but they may feel less inclined to spend a top pick now that they have some depth in the room.
But the long-term outlook of the cornerback room for the Colts suggests they could use an early pick at the position.
Carrie should provide depth on both the boundary and in the slot while giving the Colts a bit of a veteran presence in the secondary.