Colts Sign DT Ed Johnson

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The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed defensive tackle Ed Johnson after they waived him last season following an arrest on a drug possession charge.

The Colts waived Johnson one day after the arrest in September. Now, the Colts hope the 6-foot-2, 296-pound run stopper has learned to take the team's rules seriously during the time away.

"We are giving Ed Johnson another opportunity to play for the Indianapolis Colts," Colts coach Jim Caldwell said in a statement Tuesday. "We dismissed Ed last year because he knowingly violated a team rule in the area of personal conduct. We consider every violation of a team rule or NFL policy on an individual case-by-case basis, and we evaluate a possible return to the team on that same basis."