The Indianapolis Colts today released defensive tackle Chigbo Anunoby and tackle Darrion Weems from the practice squad. The Colts signed nose tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste and tackle Tony Hills to the practice squad.
Jean-Baptiste, 6-1, 337 pounds, was originally signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2012 out of Baylor. He was waived on August 31. At Baylor, Jean-Baptiste played in 49 games (21 starts) over four seasons, missing only one game in his collegiate career (2010 Texas Bowl due to injury). He recorded 94 tackles (51 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
Hills, 6-5, 304 pounds, was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He saw action in five regular season games and one postseason game with the Steelers before being waived on September 3, 2011. He later signed with the Denver Broncos on September 8, 2011. Hills saw action in one of the Broncos postseason games last season before he was waived on August 31, 2012.
Hills played 42 games at the University of Texas, starting his final 24 contests at left tackle and being named a first-team All-America selection by the Walter Camp Foundation following his senior year. He allowed just four quarterback sacks and seven pressures in 743 pass plays over his final two seasons.
Anunoby was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012. He was waived on August 31 and signed to the practice squad a day later.
Weems was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on September 3, 2012.
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