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Colts sign LB Seward

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Panthers linebacker Adam Seward, whom many thought would be heading to New England at the beginning of free agency, signed with the Indianapolis Colts Friday, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. As a restricted free agent a year ago, Seward signed an offer sheet with the Patriots. The Panthers matched the offer and kept him for the season.

Seward, 26, spent four seasons in a backup role for the Panthers. He played in 40 games and had two starts. The Colts were down a couple of starting linebackers from last year. The addition of Seward started to replenish the team's linebacker depth.