INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2007) -- Free-agent offensive lineman Rick DeMulling has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him in 2001.
DeMulling signed with the Super Bowl champions so he could enjoy the game again, his agent said. The seventh-round pick started 41 games for the Colts before becoming an unrestricted free agent and signing a two-year deal with Detroit after the 2004 season.
"He needed to start having fun again," said Ken Staninger, DeMulling's agent. "Things didn't work out as well as we'd hoped in Detroit. We're looking to get back on track."
The 6-foot-4, 304-pound guard will be reunited with offensive line coach Howard Mudd.
Seattle, Miami and Arizona also were interested, but DeMulling never visited them because Indianapolis showed strong interest from the start, Staninger said.
DeMulling played 28 games and started 12 for the Lions.