Colts agree to extension with backup QB Hasselbeck

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) hands off the ball to running back Dan Herron (36) in the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Hasselbeck agreed Thursday to a one-year contract extension to back up Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

A 16-year NFL veteran, Hasselbeck originally signed with the Colts as a free agent two years ago. In the past two seasons, he played in seven games, completing 37 of 56 passes for 431 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 93.7 passer rating.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Hasselbeck led Seattle to the 2005 NFC title. He also has played with Green Bay and Tennessee.

Hasselbeck, 39, ranks fifth among active quarterbacks in pass attempts, seventh in completions, eighth in yards and 10th in touchdowns through the air.

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