The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard David Arkin from the practice squad to the active roster and placed tackle Gosder Cherilus on Injured Reserve. The team also signed wide receiver Kadron Boone to the practice squad.
Arkin was signed to the practice squad on September 16, 2014. He has played in one career game with the Miami Dolphins in 2013. Arkin was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Missouri State. He spent his first three seasons (2011-13) with the Cowboys before joining the Dolphins in 2013 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. Arkin was a four-year starter at Missouri State and became only the third player in school history to earn All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors every year.
Cherilus started the first 14 games of the season and was inactive for the last two contests. Prior to missing the two games, he had started 60 consecutive games from 2011 to 2014 with Detroit andIndianapolis. For his seven-year NFL career, Cherilus has participated in 105 games, making 101 starts. He has also started three postseason contests. Cherilus was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent onMarch 13, 2013.
Boone, 6-0, 204 pounds, was first signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of LSU on May 10, 2014 and was waived on August 23. He was then signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad on October 21 and was released on October 29. Boone finished his collegiate career with 611 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 51 games played at LSU. In 13 games (seven starts) as a junior in 2012, he ranked second on the team in touchdown receptions (four) and third in both receiving yards (348) and receptions (26). He also added a pair of touchdowns in 2011 and 2013.
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The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17. This marks the first time he has earned the award in his career.
Newsome made his first career start at RUSH linebacker in the Colts’ 27-10 victory over the Titans last week and recorded a career-high eight tackles (seven solo), tied a personal-best with 2.0 sacks and added a forced fumble. It was his third multiple-sack game of the season, which was the most among NFL rookies in 2014 and tied the record for the most such games by a rookie in team history.
Newsome finished the season with 34 tackles (26 solo), a team-leading 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. His sack total ranked third in franchise history among rookies and was the second-highest mark among NFL rookies in 2014. Newsome became the first rookie to lead the Colts in sacks since Dwight Freeney in 2002.
Newsome is the fourth Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Week honors in 2014, joining QB-Andrew Luck (Week 3), P-Pat McAfee (Week 6) and ILB-D’Qwell Jackson (Week 13). He is the first Colts rookie on defense to earn the award since Freeney in 2002.
2014 COLTS AFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK RECIPIENTS
Week 3: QB-Andrew Luck – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Week 6: P-Pat McAfee – AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Week 13: ILB-D’Qwell Jackson – AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Week 17: OLB-Jonathan Newsome – AFC Defensive Player of the Week
2014 COLTS AFC PLAYER OF THE MONTH RECIPIENTS
September: P-Pat McAfee – AFC Special Teams Player of the Month
November: QB-Andrew Luck – AFC Offensive Player of the Month
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