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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN THIRD-ROUND DRAFT PICK T-LE’RAVEN CLARK

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 25, 2016 – 11:54 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed third-round draft pick, tackle Le’Raven Clark.Clark, 6-5, 316 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. As the anchor of the Red Raider offensive line, he started all 51 games over his four-year collegiate career. Clark was tabbed a three-time All-Big 12 first-team selection by The Associated Press in each of his three seasons playing at left tackle from 2013-15.

He served as a team captain in 2015 and started all 13 games en route to earning First Team All-Big 12 honors for the third consecutive season from the league’s coaches, ESPN and The Associated Press. Clark was part of a Texas Tech offensive line that allowed just 27.0 sacks on the season. He made his way onto the stat sheet as he found the end zone twice on two-point conversions.

The Colts have now signed all eight of their draft picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK S-T.J. GREEN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 23, 2016 – 6:38 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed second-round draft pick, safety T.J. Green.Green, 6-3, 205 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the second round (57th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He saw action in 26 games (16 starts) in three seasons at Clemson, finishing his career with 162 tackles (124 solo), 1.0 sack, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception. Green also spent time as a kick returner in college, tallying 24 returns for 505 yards (21.0 avg.).

In 2015, Green started all 15 games for the Tigers and finished the season as the team’s third-leading tackler with 130 stops (102 solo). He also had 5.0 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 1.0 sack for the No. 10-ranked defense in the nation. Green helped aide the Tigers to a 14-1 season and a berth in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. He originally began his collegiate career as a wide receiver prior to moving to safety after the 2013 season.

The Colts have now signed seven of their eight draft picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 18, 2016 – 3:56 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Winston Rose and waived safety Akeem Davis.Rose, 6-0, 180 pounds, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016 and participated in the Rams rookie minicamp before being waived on May 11. Collegiately, he played in 25 games (14 starts) at New Mexico State and finished with 105 tackles (79 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 13 passes defensed, five interceptions and one fumble recovery. In 2015, Rose appeared in 11 games (seven starts) and tallied 51 tackles (38 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss and six passes defensed. He saw action in 12 games (seven starts) in 2014 and totaled 46 tackles (37 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, seven passes defensed, five interceptions and one fumble recovery. In 2013, Rose played in two games and registered eight tackles (four solo) for the Aggies before suffering an injury. Prior to New Mexico State, he played cornerback for two seasons (2011-12) at Los Angeles Valley College and collected three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and one fumble recovery. Rose was named First Team All-Conference in 2012 and Second Team All-Conference in 2011.

Davis, 6-1, 200 pounds, signed an exclusive rights contract with the Colts on April 13, 2016. He was originally claimed by the team off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks on December 16, 2015. Davis has seen action in 19 career games and posted one tackle, one forced fumble and 12 special teams stops.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 12, 2016 – 1:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Jeremy Vujnovich and waived linebacker Anthony Sarao.Vujnovich, 6-5, 300 pounds, spent the last two seasons on the Green Bay Packers practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the team on January 18, 2016 and was waived on May 9. Vujnovich originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on January 7, 2014.

Collegiately, Vujnovich started 28-of-29 career games at Louisiana College from 2009-2012. As a senior in 2012, he earned First Team American Southwest Conference honors, Second Team All-Louisiana recognition by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Second Team All-South Region accolades by D3football.com after starting 10 games at left tackle. In 2011, Vujnovich started nine games at left tackle and earned First Team ASC honors. As a sophomore in 2010, he earned All-ASC honorable mention honors after starting nine games at left tackle. Vujnovich saw action in one game as a true freshman in 2009.

Sarao, 6-0, 235 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 and participated in Indianapolis’ three-day rookie minicamp. Collegiately, he played in 54 games (34 starts) for Southern California and compiled 217 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, five passes defensed and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 10, 2016 – 4:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed quarterback Josh Woodrum off waivers from the New York Giants and waived-injured tight end Mike McFarland. If McFarland clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.Woodrum, 6-3, 231 pounds, was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016 and waived three days later. He started 44-of-46 games at Liberty and was the first four-year starter in program history in nearly two decades. Woodrum finished his career as Liberty’s all-time career leader in passing yards (10,266) and total offensive yards (10,690). He is second in school history in touchdowns passes (59) and career completion percentage (63.9). Woodrum is third in Flames history in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (16) and passing efficiency (140.9). The three-time team captain (2013-15) recorded nine 300-plus yard passing games. Additionally, he totaled 228 carries for 424 yards during his career.

In 2015, Woodrum was a Big South All-Conference second-team honoree for the third consecutive season and invited to play in the 2016 NFLPA Game after starting all 11 games and completing 242-of-390 passes for 2,772 yards with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions for a 129.9 pass efficiency rating. As a redshirt junior in 2014, he started 12 games and was a Big South All-Conference second-team honoree and earned VaSID all-state second-team accolades as he completed 210-of-339 passes for 2,947 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a 147.6 pass efficiency rating. In 2013, Woodrum earned Big South All-Conference second-team honors and was named to the College Sporting News National All-Stars list after starting all 12 games and completing 198-of-308 passes for 2,581 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a 150.5 pass efficiency rating. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he was named the Big South Freshman of the Year and VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year as he played in all 11 games (nine starts) and completed 183-of-267 passes for 1,966 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 137.2 pass efficiency rating. Woodrum set the program freshman record with 1,963 total yards and ranked second in passing yards for a Flames freshman.

McFarland, 6-6, 262 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 30, 2016. Last season, he spent his entire rookie season on the Houston Texans Injured Reserve list.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 7, 2016 – 4:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent cornerback Frankie Williams and waived tackle Davante Harris.Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, worked out with the Colts on a tryout basis during Indianapolis’ rookie minicamp. He played in 48 games (38 starts) at Purdue and totaled 227 tackles (163 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 36 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one blocked kick. Williams also contributed on special teams with 32 punt returns for 334 yards and 22 kickoff returns for 505 yards.

In 2015, he started 11-of-12 games and recorded 47 tackles (30 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 0.5 sack, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions. As a redshirt junior in 2014, Williams earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors after starting all 11 games he appeared in and collecting 74 tackles (51 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). In 2013, he started 11-of-12 games and recorded 61 tackles (46 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, two interceptions and one blocked kick. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Williams played in all 13 games (five starts) and had 45 tackles (36 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He redshirted and did not play in 2011.

Harris, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 and participated in the Colts rookie minicamp. He appeared in 42 games (27 starts) in five seasons at Appalachian State.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN FOURTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK LB-ANTONIO MORRISON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 6, 2016 – 12:53 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed fourth-round draft pick, linebacker Antonio Morrison.Morrison, 6-1, 232 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. A four-year starter, he totaled 294 tackles (126 solo), 21.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception at Florida.

In 2015, Morrison was a Butkus Award Semifinalist and a unanimous First Team All-SEC selection as a senior after starting all 14 games and leading the team in tackles for the second straight year with 103 (42 solo). He added 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble en route to becoming the first Florida player to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 1992-93. In 2014, Morrison earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches, The Associated Press and Phil Steele after leading the Gators with 101 tackles (30 solo), 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one interception. He was also a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and was named to the 2012 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team while in Gainesville.

The Colts have now signed six of their eight draft picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FOUR MEMBERS OF THE 2016 DRAFT CLASS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 5, 2016 – 8:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, tackle Joe Haeg, linebacker Trevor Bates and center Austin Blythe.Ridgeway, 6-3, 314 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He appeared in 36 games (18 starts) at Texas and totaled 92 tackles (58 solo), 9.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown).

In 2015, Ridgeway played in 11 games (eight starts) and totaled 36 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a team-leading two fumble recoveries. He earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors and was named a First Team All-Big 12 choice by ESPN.com.

Haeg, 6-6, 304 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a four-year starter and helped lead North Dakota State to the NCAA Division I FCS National Championship all five years he was a member of the program. Haeg was a First Team All-America choice in 2014 and 2015 as the former walk-on saw action at both the right and left tackle spots during his collegiate career with the Bison. A 60-game starter, he garnered numerous honors throughout his time at North Dakota State, including being named to the 2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team, 2015 STATS All-America first-team and receiving an invite to the 2016 Senior Bowl.

As a senior in 2015, Haeg started all 15 games at left tackle and graded out at 91 percent during the regular season with 45 knockdowns in 11 games. He anchored an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (1.07 per game) and tackles for loss (4.20 per game) in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Bates, 6-2, 245 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He appeared in 46 games at Maine and finished with 207 tackles (106 solo), 19.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Bates garnered various honors over his collegiate career including the team’s most valuable player, CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week, Second Team All-CAA, Third Team All-CAA, All-CAA Academic Honors and CAA Defensive Player of the Week.

In 2015, he played in 11 games for the Black Bears and totaled 57 tackles (31 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery (returned for a touchdown).

Blythe, 6-2, 291 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He started 51-of-52 career games as a four-year starter at Iowa.

In 2015, Blythe helped bolster a Hawkeye offensive line that allowed the team to start the season 12-0 and earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl games. He was one of three finalists for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s top center, after starting all 14 games as a senior captain. Blythe was an All-America third-team selection by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports, an All-America fourth-team choice by Phil Steele and earned All-America honorable mention accolades from SI.com. He was also a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree by the league’s coaches and media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK C-RYAN KELLY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 4, 2016 – 8:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with first-round draft pick, center Ryan Kelly.Kelly, 6-4, 313 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the first round (18th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played in 46 games (36 starts) at the University of Alabama where he was a three-year starter at center and helped the Crimson Tide to three National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Kelly did not allow a sack over his final two seasons in Tuscaloosa and missed just 15 assignments on 1,818 snaps during that span. As a senior in 2015, he started all 15 games for the National Championship-winning Crimson Tide en route to being named the Rimington Trophy Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top center. Kelly was a consensus First Team All-America selection and earned first-team honors from Walter Camp, USA Today, Sporting News, FWAA and the AFCA. He also was named Second Team Associated Press All-America and earned First Team All-SEC honors from the conference’s coaches and the AP. Kelly received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given to the conference’s top lineman. He was also named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015 as he pursued his master’s degree in marketing. Kelly was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the nation’s top interior lineman and a semifinalist for the Campbell Award.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE OLB-EZE OBIORA

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2016 – 1:11 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived outside linebacker Eze Obiora.Obiora, 6-4, 240 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on January 13, 2016. He played in 19 games over the last two seasons for the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL) and totaled 89 tackles (59 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks.

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