The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers and running back Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad and released wide receiver Danny Coale and running back Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad.
Rogers was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on September 2, 2013 and was elevated to the active roster on September 19 before being waived on September 24. 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).
Williams was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. At Utah State, he finished seventh in school history with 2,515 rushing yards on 382 carries. He also totaled 22 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns. Williams’ 6.6 yards per carry average ranks fifth in school annals and his 22 rushing touchdowns ranks seventh all-time.
Coale, 6-0, 187 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 19, 2013. He was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. Coale spent a majority of the 2012 season on the Cowboys practice squad before he was placed on Injured Reserve on November 26, 2012.
Maysonet, 5-10, 210 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 16, 2013. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013 before being waived on May 20. Maysonet was then acquired from waivers by the Cleveland Browns the following day and waived on August 30.
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Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Here is a look after Week Three:
Ravens 30, Texans 9
-In a game pitting 2012 AFC divisional winners, Ed Reed’s return to Baltimore concluded with a win over his old team. Houston led 10-6 late in the second quarter but an interception returned for a touchdown by linebacker Daryl Smith and a punt return for a touchdown by Tandon Doss changed momentum in a hurry. Baltimore took a 17-9 lead into halftime and running back Bernard Pierce, who was starting for the injured Ray Rice, scored on a one-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to give the Ravens a 24-9 lead that they would only add on to in the final frame.
NEXT GAME: Seattle, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST
Titans 20, Chargers 17
-In perhaps the most exciting game of Sunday, Titans quarterback Jake Locker threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter with just 15 seconds remaining. The comeback for Tennessee began with 6:07 to go in the fourth quarter when kicker Rob Biroans connected on a 37-yard field goal to bring the home team to within four points. For the game, Locker was 23-of-37 for 299 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). The Titans gained 458 yards of total offense with wide receiver Nate Washington (138 receiving yards) and running back Chris Johnson (90 rushing yards) leading the way.
NEXT GAME: New York Jets, Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST
Seahawks 47, Jaguars 17
-The early season struggles for the Jaguars continued on Sunday playing in a hostile road environment. Seattle jumped out to a 31-0 lead on Sunday afternoon. Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne was 18-of-35 for 235 yards but was sacked three times and threw two interceptions. Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 43 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts led the team with eight catches for 143 receiving yards.
NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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Tuesday’s off day for the Colts came with a quiet news day minus a pair of roster moves. Today’s news looks at the unheralded play of Delano Howell and the disciplined nature the Colts have played with after the first month of the year.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, September 25th.
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indy Star
Starting for LaRon Landry on Sunday afternoon, Delano Howell had some extra motivation in his first NFL start.
When CBS had its TV production meeting with Colts coach Chuck Pagano to advance Sunday’s game at San Francisco, one question was to be expected: Who will start for injured safety LaRon Landry?
The answer was a surprise: Delano Howell.
“They were like, ‘Who?’ ” Pagano said Monday, a day after the Colts’ 27-7 win over the 49ers. “I made sure I told Delano that before the game started.”
Not that the second-year safety needed incentive to play well in his first NFL start, but Pagano’s motivational ploy resonated.
“It definitely fired me up,” Howell said.
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
The Colts have been extremely disciplined in 2013 as the team’s seven penalties are the fewest in the NFL by four penalties.
One of the reasons the Colts are 2-1 is because they aren’t beating themselves with penalties (outside of the illegal shift call on receiver Reggie Wayne that took away tight end Coby Fleener’s touchdown against Miami). The Colts have only been called for seven penalties this season, which puts them at the top of the league in that category. The 49ers, meanwhile, have been called for 29 penalties on the season.
“Just shows that our coaches are doing an outstanding job and our players are doing a great job of playing with proper fundamentals and technique and playing smart football, playing great situational football,” Pagano said. “We talk about the enemy being in our camp. It’s not necessarily your opponent. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.”
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