Indianapolis Colts free agent linebacker Cato June’s visit to One Buccaneer Place was extended Saturday when Tampa Bay signed him to a multi-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

June, 27, originally entered the NFL in 2003 as a sixth-round pick out of Michigan. He has spent the past four seasons with the Colts, who are coming off of their Super Bowl XLI victory.

The 6-foot, 227-pound June recorded 399 career tackles, one sack, 10 interceptions, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 18 special teams tackles during his four-year tenure with the Colts.

In 2005, June made the Pro Bowl by notching a career-high five interceptions. Although he did not make another trip to Hawaii, June led the Colts with a career-high 162 tackles while starting in all of Indianapolis’ games during the 2006 season.

June is expected to compete with Jamie Winborn and Ryan Nece for the starting strongside linebacker spot. However, June could also see some playing time at strong safety, which is the position he played at Michigan.

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