Colts add linebacker Barkevious Mingo on one-year deal

New England Patriots Barkevious Mingo #51 is seen against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Former New England linebacker Barkevious Mingo has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
Mingo’s deal is worth $2.5 million, his agent confirmed.
The move comes one day after Colts general manager Chris Ballard traded tight end Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round draft pick to New England for the Patriots’ fourth-round pick. The Colts confirmed that deal earlier in the afternoon.
Indy was in desperate need of linebackers. After outside linebacker Robert Mathis retired, the Colts’ top two outside linebackers — Erik Walden and Trent Cole — both became free agents. Ballard also released inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson last month.
Mingo was Cleveland’s first-round draft pick in 2013, No. 6 overall. He has 72 tackles in his career including four in 2016, his only season with the Patriots.