The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent center Thomas Austin and waived-injured inside linebacker Scott Lutrus. If Lutrus clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts’ Injured Reserve list.
Austin, 6-4, 310 pounds, has appeared in seven career games (one start) with the Carolina Panthers (2012) and Houston Texans (2011). In 2012, he played in four games and made his first career start with the Panthers. Austin was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on April 25, 2010 and spent a majority of the 2010 season on the New England Patriots practice squad.
Lutrus has appeared in four career games, making one solo tackle and seven special teams stops. He was originally signed by the Colts off the St. Louis Rams practice squad on November 28, 2011. In 2012, he was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury in the first preseason game.
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