Spence was released Tuesday by the Colts.
Spence appeared in three games for the Colts this season and was primarily used on special teams. Indianapolis was the third team for which Spence played in the six years since he joined the NFL.
Spence signed a contract with the Colts on Wednesday.
The former Steelers and Titans linebacker had previously signed a one-year deal with the Colts in March, but was cut earlier this month when the team trimmed its roster to 53 men. However, with the team having an open spot on the roster when offensive lineman Denzelle Good (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve, Spence was near the top of the list of players the Colts wanted to bring back. He's expected to serve in a depth capacity at linebacker after accruing 54 tackles and three sacks with Tennessee in 2016.
Spence signed a one-year free agent contract in the spring and was seen as a potential starter. However, he could be cut this summer since he has just $750,000 guaranteed in his $2.468 million contract.
A 2012 third-round selection, Spence has started 19 of his 46 regular-season games, recording 144 tackles (100 solo) and five sacks. He's never locked down a role as an every-week starter, but he could get that opportunity with an Indianapolis team that has a clear weakness at inside linebacker.
Spence (illness) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.
Spence apparently only needed to sit out Wednesday's practice in order to get back to full strength. The 26-year-old will likely be available in his normal capacity for Week 17 against Houston as added depth for Tennessee's defense.
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|
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