Defensive tackle Sheldon Day played about a third of the Niners' snaps last year. He recorded 15 tackles and a sack in the regular season and started in the Super Bowl. Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to sign free-agent defensive tackle Sheldon Day to a one-year deal, as Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports (via Twitter). The team subsequently announced the move.

Day was claimed by the 49ers in November 2017 after being waived by the Jaguars. He ultimately settled in as a rotational lineman in the interior of San Francisco’s defensive front, and played about a third of the club’s defensive snaps last year. 

He recorded 15 tackles and a sack in the regular season and started all three of the Niners’ playoff games, including the Super Bowl.

It’s a homecoming for Day, an Indianapolis native who played his collegiate ball at Notre Dame. The Jaguars selected him in the fourth round of the 2017 draft, but he struggled to find a niche in Jacksonville. After he was put on waivers, a number of teams submitted claims, but the 49ers had top priority at the time.

Day follows former 49ers teammate tackle DeForest Buckner to the Colts, and he will likely share time with fourth-year pro Grover Stewart.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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