Redding joins Pagano in Indianapolis


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Defensive linemen Corey Redding has left the Charm City to join the Indianapolis Colts, as he will re-unite with former Ravens defensive coordinator and new Colts head coach, Chuck Pagano.

Redding, 31, agreed to terms on a three-year, $10.5 million deal on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

In his second and final season with the Ravens in 2011, Redding complied 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the NFL’s No. 3 ranked defense.

The Ravens will now likely turn to the trio of Pernell McPhee, Arthur Jones and Paul Kruger to fill his position.

For Redding, he will form part of the core of the 3-4 defense that Pagano is expected to implement.

This may be just the first of a couple of Ravens to head to Indianapolis with Pagano, as the Colts could make a serious run at several of the Ravens’ other unrestricted free agents, which includes linebackers Jarret Johnson and Jameel McClain.