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Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron signs 2-year deal with Indianapolis Colts

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Eric Ebron has found a new home.

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The Eric Ebron saga is Detroit is officially over. The former first-round tight end will be a member of the Indianapolis Colts, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and later confirmed by the Colts themselves:

Ebron visited the Colts after a visit with the Carolina Panthers over the weekend. The Colts likely offered him a better opportunity, as the Panthers already have Greg Olsen on the roster.

As for compensation, Schefter is reporting that the deal is for two years and a maximum value of $15 million. That appears to be less than what Ebron would have made if he stayed in Detroit on the one-year, $8.25 million left on his rookie contract. Schefter’s wording also seems to indicate that Ebron’s contract is full of incentives, essentially making this a prove-it deal for Ebron.

While Ebron’s time with the Lions was bumpy, at best, we wish him the best in Indianapolis.

UPDATE: Ebron had some parting words for the Lions while simultaneously not technically saying anything: