The Indianapolis Colts have locked in another key piece of their core.

In a continuation of moves made this spring, the Colts signed star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to an extension Monday. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that it’s a two-year deal for $46 million and runs through the 2026 season.

The deal comes as the Colts report this week for voluntary offseason workouts and preempts what would have been a contract year for one of the team’s captains and most productive players. He was entering the final year of a four-year, $84 million contract signed after joining the Colts in a trade from the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, when he was a first-team All-Pro selection.