Donald Thomas receives four years from Colts

The Colts signed several free agents on Tuesday, among them offensive lineman Donald Thomas, who had spent the previous two seasons with the Patriots.

ProFootballTalk reported Thomas received a four-year, $14 million contract from Indianapolis, solid money and likely a sign the 27-year old will be in the mix for a starting job.

Thomas started seven games last year, six of them at left guard when leg injuries forced Logan Mankins to miss time.

The Colts also re-signed another former Patriot on Tuesday, rewarding the strong play of Darius Butler with a two-year deal.

Thomas and Butler are represented by the same agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

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