The Indianapolis Colts today elevated wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster and signed wide receiver Josh Lenz to the practice squad. The team also waived-injured safety Larry Asante. If Asante clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.
Rogers, 6-3, 215 pounds, was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on September 2, 2013. 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). As a sophomore in 2011, Rogers earned Associated Press First Team All-SEC honors after leading the conference with 67 receptions for 1,040 yards and ranking second with nine receiving touchdowns.
Lenz, 6-0, 194 pounds, was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2013 before being waived on August 30. He was then signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad on October 8 and was released on November 5. For his collegiate career at Iowa State, Lenz caught 96 passes for 1,213 yards and 10 touchdowns in 47 games played (19 starts). As a senior in 2012, he started eight-of-10 games and compiled 430 yards and six touchdowns on 29 receptions.
Asante was signed by the Colts on October 4, 2013 and appeared in five games this season. For his career, he has totaled 12 tackles (nine solo), one interception and one forced fumble in 17 games played.
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