The Indianapolis Colts today released G-David Arkin and WR-Vincent Brown and waived OLB-Daniel Adongo, QB-Bryan Bennett, WR-Quan Bray, WR-Duron Carter, CB-Chance Casey, NT-Josh Chapman, ILB-Carlos Fields, DT-Montori Hughes, T-Ulrick John, OLB-Cam Johnson, S-Dewey McDonald, TE-Sean McGrath, ILB-Henoc Muamba, G-Kitt O’Brien, CB-Eric Patterson, DT-Kelcy Quarles, TE-Erik Swoope, CB-Raymon Taylor and RB-Zurlon Tipton.
The team also placed DT-Arthur Jones and ILB-Junior Sylvestre on the Injured Reserve list.
With the moves today, the Colts have reached the league-mandated 53-man roster.
Arkin was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on December 31, 2014. He has played in one regular season game and three postseason contests with the Colts and Miami Dolphins. In 2014, Arkin spent the majority of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and competing in all three of Indianapolis’ postseason games on special teams and in tackle-eligible situations. He was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent time on the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks practice squads.
Brown signed with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 31, 2015. He has played in 37 games (16 starts) over his four NFL seasons and has career totals of 72 receptions for 919 yards and three touchdowns. Brown has also seen action in two postseason contests. In 2014, he appeared in seven games for the Oakland Raiders and finished with 12 receptions for 118 yards.
Adongo was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on December 3, 2013. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. In 2013, he spent the first 12 games of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in two games. Prior to joining the Colts, he most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. He also played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks.
Bennett was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He started all 27 games he played in at Southeastern Louisiana, throwing for 5,522 yards with 39 touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback. Bennett also rushed for 1,715 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career for the Lions. Prior to Southeastern Louisiana, Bennett played in 18 games at the University of Oregon.
Bray was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He finished his collegiate career at Auburn with 90 receptions for 849 yards and seven touchdowns. Bray ranks third in school history in punt return average (10.09) among players with at least 50 returns and eighth in punt return yardage (565). As a senior in 2014, he finished second in the nation in punt returns (18.1) and was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a return specialist, voted by the league’s coaches.
Carter was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 4, 2015. In two seasons with the Montreal Alouttes (2013-14) of the Canadian Football League (CFL), Carter totaled 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named a CFL All-Star in 2014 after leading the team with career highs of 75 receptions for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns. Carter played in 11 games as a rookie in 2013 and caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns.
Casey was signed by the Colts as a free agent on May 26, 2015. He originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2013. Casey played in four games (one start) in two seasons with the Raiders and registered five tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed. He also spent time on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in 2014.
Chapman was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (136th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 29 career games (15 starts) and registered 48 tackles (32 solo) and one forced fumble. Chapman has played in five postseason contests (four starts) and tallied 11 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defensed. He started 15-of-16 games in 2014 and finished with 30 tackles (21 solo) and one forced fumble. Chapman also started all three postseason games for the Colts and added five tackles (four solo).
Fields was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2015. He spent the final eight weeks of the 2014 season and the entire postseason on Indianapolis’ practice squad after originally signing with the team on October 29, 2014. Fields also spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants practice squads as a rookie in 2014 before signing with the Colts. He appeared in 47 games at Winston-Salem State and totaled 321 tackles (183 solo), 34.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and five interceptions.
Hughes was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 16 games (one start) and recorded 19 tackles (12 solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. Hughes played in 12 games (one start) in 2014 and totaled 12 tackles (eight solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. He also saw action in all three postseason contests and made four tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.
John was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. John competed in 36 games (25 starts) at Georgia State. He started 21 games over his final two seasons as the Panthers top lineman and was named All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention as a senior in 2013.
Johnson was acquired by the Colts via trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. He has appeared in 15 games since being selected by the 49ers in the seventh round (237th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2014, Johnson registered one tackle in the season opener before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on September 9, 2014. He played in 12 games for the Colts in 2013 after spending most of his rookie season in 2012 on the 49ers practice squad.
McDonald was signed to the Colts active roster on September 29, 2014 after spending the first four weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad. He saw action in 12 games as a rookie in 2014 and finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles. McDonald also saw action in all three postseason contests for the Colts and registered three special teams tackles.
McGrath was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 2, 2015. He has played in 18 games (nine starts) over his NFL career and has caught 26 passes for 302 yards (11.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. He has appeared in three postseason contests. In 2013, McGrath played in 16 games (nine starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs and registered 26 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He also saw action in the Chiefs lone playoff game.
Muamba was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 6, 2014. He participated in 13 games for Indianapolis and finished with two tackles and eight special teams tackles. Muamba saw action in the AFC Championship Game. Prior to joining the Colts, he played three season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2011-13) of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and totaled 171 tackles, 53 special teams stops, 4.0 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
O’Brien was signed by the Colts on August 10, 2015 after originally signing with the team on August 7, 2015. He spent the last two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators and started all 23 contests that he played in. Collegiately, O’Brien started 36-of-40 career games at Ball State.
Patterson was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 9, 2015. He originally signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015 and was waived by the team on June 9, 2015. Patterson played in 41 games (28 starts) at Ball State and finished with 189 tackles (135 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 27 passes defensed, six interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Quarles signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent time on Indianapolis’ active roster and practice squad in 2014, playing in two games and recording one tackle, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Quarles played in 35 games (28 starts) in three seasons at the University of South Carolina and posted career totals of 105 tackles (66 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks and eight quarterback pressures.
Swoope signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent the 2014 season on the Colts practice squad after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. Swoope was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team. He started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.
Taylor was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2015. He appeared in 46 games (31 starts) at cornerback at the University of Michigan and finished with 171 tackles (122 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, 16 passes defensed and six interceptions.
Tipton was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 22, 2014. He played in six games as a rookie and finished with 10 carries for 18 yards (1.8 avg.) and six receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown. Tipton also saw action in all three postseason games for the Colts and tallied 18 carries for 68 yards (3.8 avg.) and one touchdown and three receptions for 22 yards.
Jones was signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2014. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Jones has played in 55 games (23 starts) over his five NFL seasons and registered 142 tackles (80 solo), 10.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He has appeared in nine postseason games (five starts) and made 22 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack and two fumble recoveries. In 2014, Jones played in nine games (three starts) and tallied 24 tackles (14 solo), 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. He started all three of Indianapolis’ postseason contests in 2014 and registered 12 tackles (six solo).
Sylvestre was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He was a First Team All-MAC selection following his junior and senior seasons at Toledo. He ended his career with 286 tackles, 7.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and eight passes defensed.
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