It's officially official: Clayton Geathers has finalized his deal to return to the Indianapolis Colts while still in the second round of free agency.
After a week visiting other teams, including the Cowboys and the Buccaneers, Geathers and the Colts have come to a deal, according to the local CBS station in the area.
The safety was originally drafted to the team in 2015, but even though he's come off the best season of his career, his recent health concerns gave the Colts cause to pause about whether he should be re-signed to the team.
Clayton Geathers has missed 22 games over the past four seasons with a variety of injuries. The most serious was a disc injury in 2016 that required surgery.
However, he definitely has a fan in Colts general manager Chris Ballard, who has previously said that he “loves everything [Geathers] stands for.”
Geathers joins placekicker Adam Vinatieri, guard Mark Glowinski, defensive lineman Margus Hunt, and cornerback Pierre Desir as Colts teammates to be re-signed to the team.
When he was first starting out, Geathers attended UCF's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only run positional drills. Team representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended his pro day, including New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Geathers was projected to be a fourth to seventh-round pick or a priority undrafted free agent, where he was then selected by the Colts.
Terms of Clayton Geathers' deal with the Colts have not been released.