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Colts sign LB Mingo to one-year, $2.5 million deal

Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. The Patriots won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. The Patriots won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent linebacker Barkevious Mingo.

Mingo agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million Thursday. The signing became official Monday.

Cleveland drafted the 6-foot-2, 240-pound LSU product with the No. 6 overall pick in 2013, but he hasn't lived up to the hype.

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In three seasons with the Browns and one with New England, Mingo made 16 starts and recorded 106 tackles. He has seven sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in his career. Last season with the Patriots, Mingo had 10 total tackles -- six on special teams.

New general manager Chris Ballard called Mingo a "versatile player" who fits in with the culture the Colts are trying to build after losing their top three outside linebackers.