Jan 23, 2013; Mobile AL, USA; Senior Bowl South Squad offensive lineman Oday Aboushi of Virginia (72) blocks Senior Bowl South Squad defensive lineman Montori Hughes of Tennessee-Martin (54) during the Senior Bowl south squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Former Vol Montori Hughes Signs With Colts


Former Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Montori Hughes has signed a four year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Hughes played two seasons at the University of Tennessee.

The Murfreesboro, TN native compiled 37 tackles and one sack during his two seasons with the Vols. Hughes was removed from the team after the 2010 season by then head coach Derek Dooley. He finished his playing career at UT-Martin.

The Colts, who selected Hughes in the fifth round, feel as though he has properly addressed his off-the-field issues and left those transgressions in the past.

Hughes will join fellow former Vol Aubrayo Franklin, as added depth at the nose tackle position for the Colts.

Indianapolis runs a 3-4 base defense. Antonio Johnson started 13 games at nose tackle for the Colts last year, but many analysts didn’t feel he was the definitive answer for the Colts at the position.

Colts rookie mini camps begin today (May 10) and run through Sunday (May 12).


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