- Mike Wells, ESPN Staff Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Lost in the talk of Phil Costa deciding to retire before playing a game with the Indianapolis Colts, the team signed safety Colt Anderson and restricted free agent cornerback Josh Gordy signed his qualifying offer.
Anderson started six of the 48 games he played with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2010-13. He led the Eagles in special teams tackles with a career-high 16 last season. Anderson joins Sergio Brown, Delano Howell and Corey Lynch in competing to start alongside LaRon Landry at safety next season. Anderson, though, will more than likely end up being a special teams player for the Colts.
Gordy's one-year qualifying offer is worth $1.43 million. He had nine tackles, three passes defended and one interception last season for the Colts. Gordy's best defensive play of the season came in the Colts' 28-point comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC wild-card playoff game.
Gordy, playing in place of the injured Greg Toler, defended Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe perfectly along the sideline on fourth-and-11 late in the fourth quarter. Bowe caught the pass, but he couldn't get both feet inbounds, giving the ball back to the Colts and sealing the game for them.