Tamme signs 4-year deal with Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - On the eve of training camp, the Colts
agreed to terms with five draft picks including their top choice,
offensive lineman Mike Pollak, in a dash to get all nine draft
choices into camp on time. Three other rookies remained unsigned.

The Colts also reached agreements with fourth-round pick Jacob
Tamme, a tight end from Kentucky; fifth-round pick Marcus Howard, a
defensive end out of Georgia; and two sixth-round picks - Mike
Hart, a running back from Michigan, and Steve Justice, an offensive
lineman from Wake Forest.

All of the players are expected to check in at Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology on Thursday when the Colts report to camp.
Practices begin Friday.

The whirlwind negotiations also included announcements from the
agents representing Hart, Michigan's career rushing leader, and
Tamme, who is expected to help replace Utecht. Both also agreed to
four-year deals.

"He's ready to get to work, the team is eager to have him and
the Colts were very fair," said Bill Johnson, Tamme's agent.

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