The Indianapolis Colts today elevated wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster, signed wide receiver Danny Coale to the practice squad and placed tight end Dwayne Allen on Injured Reserve.
Rogers was first signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013 before being waived on August 26. In three collegiate seasons, he posted 139 receptions for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns in 36 games played. Rogers played two seasons at the University of Tennessee (2010-11) before transferring to Tennessee Tech for one year (2012).
Coale, 6-0, 187 pounds, was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He spent a majority of the season on the Cowboys practice squad before he was placed on Injured Reserve on November 26, 2012. At Virginia Tech, Coale became the first player from Virginia Tech to earn the ACC’s James Tatum Award for the conference’s top senior football student-athlete. As a senior in 2011, he started all 14 games at wide receiver and finished with 60 receptions for 904 yards and three touchdowns.
Allen has started all 17 games he has appeared in since being selected by the Colts in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. For his career, he has caught 46 passes for 541 yards and four touchdowns.
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