The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent linebacker Caesar Rayford and waived linebacker Jake Killeen.
Rayford, 6-7, 265 pounds, spent the last three seasons with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League where he totaled 68 tackles, 22.5 sacks, 26.5 tackles for loss, 16 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and two interceptions returned for touchdowns. He also blocked six kicks, including an AFL single-season record five in 2011. In 2012, Rayford started all 18 games and recorded 21 tackles (17 solo), 7.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Prior to joining the Blaze, he played for the Spokane Shock of the AFL and the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.
Rayford played in 35 games at the University of Washington and recorded 13 tackles (seven solo), 5.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. As a senior in 2007, he tallied career highs with 10 tackles and 4.0 sacks in 13 games.
Killeen was originally signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 10, 2013. He spent the last three years in the Indoor Football League playing for the Tri-Cities Fever. In 2012, Killeen played in 15 games, leading the team with 10.5 sacks, forcing three fumbles and recording one interception.
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