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Indianapolis signs 5th-round draft pick

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Jonathan Newsome is ready to get to work with the Colts - and now he has the contract to do it.

The Colts signed their fifth-round draft pick Wednesday, two days before rookies are scheduled to be in town for a three-day mini camp.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the process of signing rookies has become expedited with the slotting process under the new collective bargaining agreement.

Newsome is a 6-foot-3, 236-pound defensive end. He had 16½ sacks in two seasons at Ball State after transferring from Ohio State.

Indy is hoping he will emerge as a pass-rushing complement for reigning sacks champ Robert Mathis.

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