Adrian Colbert Signs Contract with Patriots After 1 Season with Giants

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVMay 20, 2021

Baltimore Ravens' Devin Duvernay, left, returns the opening kickoff as New York Giants' Adrian Colbert tries to stop him during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
AP Photo/Nick Wass

Free-agent safety Adrian Colbert has agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the signing to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who noted Rosenhaus has now had seven clients sign with the Patriots this offseason.

Colbert, 27, spent the 2020 season with the New York Giants. He recorded 13 tackles in six games played, spending much of the campaign on injured reserve. The Miami product has struggled with injuries much of his NFL career; he's played no more than seven games in a season since 2017.

Colbert, who was a seventh-round pick in 2017, played his first two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers before spending the 2019 campaign with the Miami Dolphins.

No terms of the contract were made public, but it's unlikely Colbert got much in the way of guarantees. 

The Patriots have Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips, Kyle Dugger and Joshuah Bledsoe already on their depth chart at safety already. Colbert will need to impress in camp to make the roster.