The Indianapolis Colts signed unrestricted free agent Barkevious Mingo to a one-year contract on Monday.
The former New England Patriots linebacker agreed to the deal worth $2.5 million at the start of free agency last week and the signing became official Monday.
"Barkevious is a versatile linebacker who creates competition for our defense and special teams," Colts general manager Chris Ballard said in a statement. "He's an athletic player who will fit in nicely with the culture we're establishing here. We're excited to see what he can bring to the table."
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Mingo played in 62 career games (16 starts) in four NFL seasons with the New England Patriots (2016) and Cleveland Browns (2013-15), totaling 106 tackles, 7.0 sacks, 11 passes defensed, one interception, one fumble recovery and 17 special teams stops.
Mingo, 26, was a member of the Patriots' Super Bowl LI winning team. In 2016, he played in all 16 games for the second time in his career and tallied four solo tackles and six special teams stops. He played in three postseason contests and made two special teams tackles.
Mingo was traded to New England on Aug. 25 after originally being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.