Colts sign WR Hilton, CB Rhodes to one-year deals

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes has scored two touchdowns in his career, including a pick-six for the Colts against the Jets last September.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton will re-sign with the Indianapolis Colts after agreeing to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Hilton and team owner Jim Irsay both confirmed the deal on Twitter posts. The deal is for $10 million with $8 million in guaranteed money.

The four-time Pro Bowler made it clear for months that he didn’t want to find a new team in free agency, but the two sides failed to reach an agreement before Hilton hit the open market.

Hilton was Indy’s third-round draft pick in 2012 and has spent his entire career with the Colts.

“One thing i kno about this city. Is that they love me. And i love them,” Hilton wrote on Twitter. “I listen to all the songs. I read all the tweets. I will cherish this forever. It’s only right i finish what i started. #TYISHOME.”

The 31-year-old Hilton played in 15 games last season, catching 56 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns in Philip Rivers’ final season.

Hilton has 608 receptions for 9,360 yards and 50 touchdowns.

Indy also announced Wednesday it had re-signed starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes and added offensive tackle Sam Tevi from the Los Angeles Chargers. The Colts announced Tuesday they also had re-signed running back Marlon Mack.